Netflix has officially confirmed season 2 of the popular K-drama, Squid Game.
At Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings call yesterday (January 20th), Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos announced that the second season of Squid Game has been ordered by Netflix. According to Variety, the show is currently in the works.
Sarandos also reportedly said that the next season would mark the beginning of something big.
— The Verge (@verge) January 21, 2022
“The Squid Game universe has just begun,” Sarandos said.
A timeline for Squid Game has not yet been released.
Back in November, Squid Game creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed that the show would return for a second season. He also dropped several hints about the potential direction for season 2.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 9, 2021
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand, so much love for a second season,” Hwang told the AP. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.”
Hwang also previously promised that lead character Gi-hun “will be back and he’ll do something for the world.
Sarandos’ statement serves as the first official confirmation of the return of Squid Game from Netflix.
Squid Game is Netflix’s biggest television show ever. Subscribers around the world streamed a whopping 1.65 billion hours of the show in the first 28 days of its arrival on the platform.