Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has announced that the second season of the 2021 hit ‘Squid Game‘ will be in production.
In a Q4 2021 earnings interview, Sarandos was asked if there would be a second season of the world’s most watched Netflix series ‘The Squid Game‘. “Of course,” Sarandos said. “The squid game universe has just begun.”
Director Hwang Dong Hyeok, producer of ‘Squid Game‘, predicted the production of season 2 in interviews, but this is the first time that Netflix CEO directly publicly announced the production plan.
“There was a lot of pressure for the second season and it was loved so much,” Hwang said in a past interview with the Associated Press. “So there’s no choice.” He said, “There will be a second season. It’s in my head right now and I’m currently planning it.” The director revealed that the main character of Season 1, Sung Ki Hoon (Lee Jung Jae), will also appear in Season 2.
‘Squid Game‘ is Netflix‘s most hit series ever, and 456 participants are invited to a brutal game to win a prize of 45.6 billion won. In the first 28 days of platform launch, 1.65 billion hours of streaming were recorded by subscribers worldwide.
This series became the first non-English-speaking series to be nominated for a drama part at the 2022 American Actors Guild Awards ceremony. Actor Oh Young Soo, who appeared in ‘Squid Game‘, became the first Korean actor to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Bloomberg reports that Netflix is making the first season of ‘Squid Game‘ 2,
As of the end of 2021, Netflix had 221.8 million subscribers worldwide. However, the share price plunged recently as subscriber growth in 1Q is expected to be slower than expected and as threats from competitors intensify.