It's Official: Squid Game Is Getting a Second Season

Lee Jung-jae in Netflix's Squid Game.
Lee Jung-jae in Netflix's Squid Game. / Noh Juhan, Netflix

You never know what’s going to catch on. Back in 2011, who could have predicted that a fantasy show about dragons and court politics called Game of Thrones was going to become a pop culture phenomenon? And this year, who could have foreseen that Squid Game, a Korean-language Netflix drama about a group of people taken to a mysterious island where they compete in deadly games in exchange for a cash prize, would take the world by storm?

But that’s what happened, and now all eyes are on Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk to see if he’s going to make a second season. “Of course there is talk,” he told The Guardian last month. “That’s inevitable because it’s been such a success. I am considering it. I have a very high-level picture in my mind, but I’m not going to work on it straight away. There’s a film I really want to make. I’m thinking about which to do first. I’m going to talk to Netflix.”

What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Speaking to the Associated Press, Hwang Dong-hyuk sounded much more confident. “So, there’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season,” he said. “So, I almost feel like you leave us no choice.”

“But, I will say there will indeed be a second season,” he continued. “It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen.”

As for when we might get to see Squid Game season 2, that’s anyone’s guess. Although with so many people tuning in, the production has an incentive to do it sooner rather than later.