With Squid Game fever nonetheless raging throughout the globe, followers will probably be glad to know “there will definitely be a season 2” of the runaway hit Netflix Ok-drama.
The present’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the information on Tuesday, following the unprecedented worldwide success of the primary collection.
The Squid Game author/director defined in an interview with the Associated Press: “There’s been so much demand, interest and love for a season 2 [of Squid Game], we’re at a point where we have no choice [but to do it],”
“So I believe there will definitely be a season 2 coming out,” Hwang stated, noting the idea for it’s “in my head right now” however it’s too early to know precisely when and the way the sequel will probably be launched.
He promised extra to return from the present’s Seong Gi-hun character (performed by Lee Jung-jae), who’s featured within the closely open-ended closing scene of the primary collection.
Hwang stated: “Gi-hun will come back, he’ll do something for the world.”
The engrossing present, which sees a whole bunch compete in a lethal survival competitors themed round conventional Korean youngsters’s video games for the possibility to win a good-looking money prize, has transfixed audiences worldwide.
The record-breaking collection went on to turn into Netflix’s greatest present of all time, topping the worldwide rankings in a minimum of 94 international locations, together with the U.S.
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Netflix has but to formally affirm a second collection of Squid Game. A spokesperson for the streaming service stated: “A second season is in discussions but not confirmed yet,” the Guardian reported Wednesday.
Back in late September, lower than two weeks for the reason that present premiered on September 17, Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s international TV chief, informed Vulture that as Hwang “has a film and other things he’s working on,” Netflix is “trying to figure out the right structure for him.”
Newsweek has contacted Netflix for additional remark.
**Note: From this level onward, this text incorporates some Squid Game spoilers.
As with the second collection itself, the forged for Squid Game season 2 is but to be formally confirmed.
However, a minimum of two of the present’s fundamental forged members have stated they’d be on board for a second season, together with Wi Ha-jun, the rising Korean heartthrob who performs detective Hwang Jun-ho within the collection.
Speaking to Newsweek final month in his first interview with a significant U.S. publication, Wi stated he would not rule out the return of his policeman character in a subsequent season.
The collection’ finale sees Jun-ho, who infiltrated the sport facility disguised as a employees member, be shot by the Front Man (the mysterious character performed by Lee Byung-hun who’s later revealed to be Jun-ho’s long-lost brother) after his cowl blown, which pushes him off a cliff.
Wi stated: “I believe the detective was not fatally wounded,” since he was shot within the arm.
However, “I’m still not really sure” whether or not Jun-ho is alive, the actor added.
The aforementioned Lee, who performs Gi-hun (contestant No. 456, who goes on to win the survival contest) beforehand revealed he would even be on board for a Squid Game sequel in an interview with South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo in late September.
Asked about his Squid Game co-star Lee Byung-hun, who has appeared in Hollywood motion pictures together with The Magnificent Seven and the G.I. Joe movie collection, Lee informed the newspaper: “If there is asequel, I would of course like to work further with Lee [Byung-hun] and do the show.”
Squid Game marked the primary time the 2 main Korean actors have labored collectively.
On Tuesday, Hwang informed AP: “I’ve got a certain level of the concept/idea [for season 2] in my head right now. But at this stage I’m unable to say when it [the second series] will be out and what the plan is in detail.
“I can promise, nevertheless, that Gi-hun will come again, he’ll do one thing for the world,” Hwang stated.
The closing scene of the collection sees Gi-hun en path to board a aircraft to go to his daughter within the U.S. Walking alongside the jetway bridge, he speaks on the cellphone with an organizer of the competitors, saying he desires to know “how you can commit such atrocities against people…that’s why I can’t forgive you…for everything you’re doing.”
Upon hanging up the cellphone, Gi-hun does a right away about face, strolling out of the jetway bridge and away from his flight, maybe en route to place an finish to the lethal sport as soon as and for all.
In an interview with CNN in early October, the author/director revealed there have been “some corners left open” in season 1 that he’d need to discover in a second collection.
“There are the elements I didn’t explain in season 1 and I’d like to unravel in season 2,” Hwang stated on the time.
Some of the avenues he’d need to discover embrace “the Front Man’s unexplained past and Jun-ho’s story” and the story of the Salesman, an enigmatic character performed by famed Korean actor Gong Yoo (from Train to Busan and varied different Korean movies and Ok-dramas) who recruits the contestants through a sport of “ddakji,” a conventional Korean childhood sport.
Squid Game actor Wi informed Newsweek he would additionally like to see “the various questions around the story of Jun-ho and the Front Man be answered” in a second collection.
Wi defined: “I wonder why he became the Front Man and why he had to point the gun at his younger brother.”
The actor additionally hopes to see the entire “absurd truths” the policeman uncovers in regards to the sport facility by way of his infiltration be additional investigated and see justice served to these behind these actions.
Squid Game Season 1 is obtainable to stream on Netflix.