Korean fictional drama and Netflix hit show, Squid Game has officially been given the green light for a second season. The dystopian K-drama centers around the lives of citizens who in a desperate attempt to make money enter a bloody game where they gamble away their lives in a series of children’s games.
Beginning with 456 contestants playing these fatal dares, each round is monitored by masked guards wearing pink suits as a Front Man oversees it all. Players are eliminated until only one is left standing.
The sad news is that it could take a while before the production is ready for release. Executive producer Kim Ji-yeon said in an interview that they are “working on the script right now and making the form of the story. But there’s definitely a lot of pressure on how to make it even better. I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience.”
In a recent reveal, Netflix published shared a letter written by Squid Game’s director Hwang Dong-hyuk to the show’s fans.
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” Hwang wrote, referring to the first season record upon its release on 17 September 2021.
“As the writer, director, and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout-out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show,” he added. He then went on to give fans some clues about what they can expect for the new season:
“And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 3 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su,” he teased.
Young-hee is the name of the motion-sensing animatronic killer doll that appeared in season 1 and became famous for singing a haunting Korean phrase during the “Red Light, Green Light” game sequence. Netflix has also released a teaser on social media for the official announcement of the second season of their 2021 hit show. The teaser shows a Young-hee’s robotic eye along with her animatronic voice singing the infamous tune as the eye lights up in red, and then we see a number 2, s the three famous geometric symbols of Squid Game appear on the screen.