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Squid Game Officially Gets Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

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We knew it was inevitable, but now it’s official: Netflix has renewed Squid Game for season 2. Because the first season had been such a tremendous success for the streamer, it seemed more likely than not that a second season would be coming. On Sunday, the greenlight had finally come in as the announcement was formally made online that Squid Game

has been renewed.

Director, writer, and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk also released a letter for fans teasing that a “whole new round is coming” for the show’s second season. You can read the letter below.

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Squid Game tells the story of a deadly competition involving 456 players taking part in dangerous versions of children’s games for a chance to win immense riches and pay off their various debts. It’s a concept Hwang Dong-hyuk had been sitting on since 2009, but production had stalled over the next decade as no potential buyers were interested in producing the series. It was a movement by Netflix in 2019 to include more foreign content that finally led to the streamer giving Dong-hyuk the funds necessary to finally get Squid Game off the ground. It was obviously a wise decision in hindsight with the show winding up and setting the record as the most-watched Netflix series.

While the renewal hadn’t been made official up to this point, Dong-hyuk had been teasing his desire to make a new season. However, he has said he didn’t want to rush out a new season, instead hoping to take his time with it to craft the right story. It now seems that Dong-hyuk has some ideas in mind for the second reason, given his above teases for who’s coming back.

“Of course there is talk,” Dong-hyuk said of a second season back in 2021 in an interview with The Guardian. “That’s inevitable because it’s been such a success. I am considering it. I have a very high-level picture in my mind, but I’m not going to work on it straight away. There’s a film I really want to make. I’m thinking about which to do first. I’m going to talk to Netflix.”

Squid Game is streaming on Netflix. A release date has not yet been announced for season 2.

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