Netflix Confirms Season 2 of “Squid Game” and Releases a Teaser
Netflix issued a quick teaser on Sunday, officially confirming the return of the hit drama series ‘Squid Game’ for a second season.
According to Variety, the footage came with a letter from Hwang Dong-Hyuk, the show’s creator, writer, director, and executive producer, detailing which characters will return for the sequel.
“Red light… GREENLIGHT! Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2!” read the text with the video, which included a quick animation of the massive robotic doll that appears prominently in the pilot episode of ‘Squid Game.’
Hwang stated in his statement, “Last year, the first season of ‘Squid Game’ took 12 years to finish. ‘Squid Game,’ on the other hand, just needed 12 days to become the most popular Netflix series ever. A massive shout out to fans all over the world from the writer, director, and producer of ‘Squid Game.’ Thank you for taking the time to watch and enjoy our show.”
The announcement also revealed that the protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) and the masked antagonist the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) will both return for the second season.
According to Variety, the first season of ‘Squid Game’ was Netflix’s most watched TV show ever, with 1.65 billion hours seen in the first four weeks after its release last fall. Previously, in January, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos indicated that there would be more episodes.