Netflix has officially announced the return of Squid Game for a second season. Squid Game quickly became Netflix’s most-watched series in September, with the story of a dystopian Korean world where people play childish games to save their lives and win a huge cash prize.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed the details for the show’s second season in a post released by Netflix.
He said that Seong Gi-hun and the Front Man would return, adding, “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back.
“You will also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.” Young-hee was the scary giant doll that featured in the game Red Light Green Light which saw dozens of competitors killed.
Netflix did not specify the release date for the new season.
Squid Game has beaten Bridgerton to achieve the biggest series launch on Netflix, the streaming giant has said.
The massively popular dystopian Korean drama, written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, follows desperate people who are asked to participate in a mystery game for a huge sum of money.
In its first 28 days on Netflix, Squid Game was watched by 111 million users, the company said.
That makes it Netflix’s most popular series launch, beating steamy period drama Bridgerton, which was watched by 82 million households in its first month.
Netflix counts a view as anyone who watches at least two minutes of an episode.
Squid Game, which debuted in September, consists of nine episodes.
It is Netflix’s first Korean program to become the most popular series in the United States and stems from the company’s efforts to increase its offering of international shows.
The streamer has 209 million subscribers worldwide.
Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, told CNN, “When we started investing in Korean dramas and movies in 2015, we knew we wanted to create world-class stories for hard-core K-content fans across Asia and the world.”