Netflix Confirms Squid Game Season 2: "Absolutely"
"The Squid Game universe has just begun."
Netflix boss Ted Sarandos has officially confirmed that a second season of Squid Game is on the way. During Netflix's latest earnings briefing, Sarandos was asked straight-up if there would be a sophomore season, and he responded enthusiastically.
"Absolutely. The Squid Game universe has just begun," Sarandos said.
Series creator, writer, and director Hwang Dong-hyuk has already spoken about Season 2, but this is the first time an executive from Netflix has gone on record saying it will happen.
"There's been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season," he said. "So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It's in my head right now. I'm in the planning process currently. I do think it's too early to when and how that's going to happen."
Season 1 ended in a dramatic fashion, and while the show doesn't necessarily need a second season, it was such a massive hit that it's no surprise to learn the show is coming back.
Hwang told Variety that he came up with the idea for Squid Game in 2008 when it was conceived as a film. However, Korean movie studios refused to finance it due to its violent themes.