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‘Squid Game’ director confirms show is returning for a second season

A second season of ‘Squid Game’ is coming! The director of Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk, the South Korean TV series on Netflix, revealed that the wildly popular show will return for a second season.

“We are in the talks for Season Two,” writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk said in an interview on Monday. “It’s all in my head. I have the basic storyline, the broad plan, so we’re in the brainstorming stages.

“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” Hwang said. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season.”

The filmmaker who was interviewed alongside the show’s lead star, Lee Jung-jae, also confirmed that he will be returning as Gi-Hun to “do something for the world.”

“He will come back, he will come back and do something about this world,” the director said, referring to protagonist Seong Gi-hun, played by actor Lee Jung-Jae.

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This will be the first time Hwang will publicly announce a sequel. The filmmaker once revealed in an exclusive interview with Variety that he had no developed plans for a second season.

Squid Game, in which debt-ridden people compete in a deadly game for a fortune, has inspired Halloween costumes and themed protests at the United Nations global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, among other things.

“It feels so surreal,” Hwang said of his creation’s impact. “It’s almost like I myself am living in a fantastical world.”

“I just can’t believe this is happening,” actor Lee said. “I did not know or ever imagined it would make it this big. I didn’t ever think we would get this much love, so being here and standing in front of you, everything, I just feel so grateful.”

The nine-episode thriller series directed by Hwang premiered to instant acclaim on September 17. In weeks, it had shattered a momentous record as the most-watched series in Netflix’s history with over 100 million worldwide views.

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