Squid Game Season 3 is more than just a possibility. Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has said that he has been in contact with Netflix over not only a second season of the hit series but a third season following that as well.
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Dong-hyuk’s comments come as part of a recent online interview he did with Korean broadcast KBS (via Korea Times). In the interview, he was asked about the future of the series, and seemed to confirm that Netflix was looking to invest into the series for more than just one season.
“I’m in talks with Netflix over Season 2 as well as Season 3,” Dong-hyuk said. “We will come to a conclusion any time soon.” The second season of the series is set to follow the story of Gi-hun, the winner of the Squid Game in the first season, and what looks to be his quest to stop those who are behind the games.
The news doesn’t come as too surprising, as Squid Game has quickly become one of the biggest television shows ever since debuting in September. The series exploded onto the scene, becoming Netflix’s most popular show in more than 90 countries before becoming the most-watched piece of content in the streaming platform’s history. Most recently, Squid Game also earned three nominations at the 2022 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Television Series – Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television.
Squid Game hails from writer-director Hwang Dong-Hyuk, who is best known for his works on South Korean films as The Fortress, Miss Granny, and Silenced. It centers around a group of 456 cash-strapped players who accepted a strange invitation to compete in children’s games at a remote island in hopes of winning 456 billion won. However, they’ll soon find out that the prize comes with deadly high stakes.
The series is led by acclaimed actors Lee Jung-Jae (Along with the Gods), Park Hae-Soo (Prison Playbook), Wi Ha-Joon (Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum), Oh Young-Soo (God of War), Anupam Tripathi (Strangers From Hell), Heo Sung-Tae (Beyond Evil), Kim Joo-Ryoung (Andante), and model Jung Ho-Yeon in her acting TV debut.
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The idea for the project has been in development since 2008, with Hwang initially developing it as a film. However, due to its complex story at the time, he had failed to secure investment and casting for it. That’s why he had no choice but to set it aside for ten years. Currently, Squid Game has now become Netflix’s biggest original series launch of all time. For its first four weeks, it has been watched by a whopping 142 million member households globally.