Squid Game, Netflix's blockbuster Korean survival drama, has been renewed for a second season, with writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk telling viewers that "a whole new round is coming."
Hwang also confirmed that Lee Jung-Song Jae's Gi-hun, aka Player No. 456, and Lee Byung-The hun's Front Man, a mystery character, will return in Squid Game season 2.
He also hinted at the return of Gong Yoo, who portrayed an anonymous individual in a suit with 'ddakji' who recruits participants for the Squid Game, a series of Korean children's games with a fatal twist in which the last surviving contender would be given KRW 45.6 billion (approximately Rs. 277 crores) in cash.
The famed filmmaker praised viewers for liking the program, which premiered on Netflix late Sunday night, in a letter posted on the company's social media platforms.
"Last year, it took 12 years to bring the inaugural season of Squid Game to existence." Squid Game, on the other hand, just needed 12 days to become the most popular Netflix series ever. As the writer, director, and producer of Squid Game, I'd want to thank all of the fans throughout the world. Thank you for tuning in and enjoying our broadcast.
"Gi-hun has returned. The Front Man is back. Season 2 is on its way. The man in the suit with ddakji may return "Hwang said.
The filmmaker, who is also renowned for Korean films such as Silenced and Miss Granny, stated that this season would introduce the viewers to Cheol-su, the lover of Young-hee, the big eerie doll who blasted lasers out of its eyes in the first round of Red Light, Green Light of Squid Game season 1.
"Join us for a brand new round," he continued.
Netflix's news comes six months after Hwang stated that he was in discussions with Netflix about "season 2 and season 3."
Squid Game premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021, and quickly became a global smash, topping rankings across the world to become the most-watched Netflix series of all time.
Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-Joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Joo-ryoung, and Anupam Tripathi also appeared in the massively famous K-drama.