The Korean Netflix hit Squid Game gets a sequel. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk announces in a short statement that a second season will be recorded, but has not yet revealed when it will be shown.
“Gi-hun returns, the Front Man returns, the smartly dressed man with the game ddakji maybe too,” Hwang wrote about the protagonist, the masked villain and his representative who uses a game of skill to find participants for a deadly knockout race.
Hwang also announces the arrival of Cheol-su, “Young-hee’s boyfriend”. That robot from a bloody game of Annamaria cuckoo became the figurehead of the series worldwide.
It took Hwang twelve years Squid Game to be produced. In the series, poor Koreans compete to the death in a series of children’s games for a large amount of money. In his press release Hwang notes that the series only took 12 days to become the most-watched Netflix series ever.
Squid Game sparked worldwide craze of Korean games and inspired many memes and cosplay outfits. O Yeong-su, 77, won a Golden Globe for his complex supporting role as Actor 001. Critics also praised the series’ clever way of addressing real-world issues such as income inequality.
It was criticized that many children watched the gory series: