After its gargantuan success on Netflix, Hwang Dong-hyuk’s hit 2021 K-Original survival thriller series Squid Game was officially renewed for a second season. Now, in a recent interview, director Hwang has teased fans about the arrival of two other seasons.
Recently, in an interview with the Korean broadcaster KBS, Hwang said, “I’m in talks with Netflix over season two as well as season three”. He added, “We will come to a conclusion any time soon.”
After the second season was confirmed in November, Hwang had said that plans for the second season were “in my head right now”.
Following the first season ended on an ambiguous note, fans were eager to know if the second season would continue with the narrative progression or see a different set of characters. However, Hwang has said that the second season would see the winner of the game, Gi-hun embark on the journey to uncover various secrets. G-hun, who is scarred by the events of the game, is too disturbed to spend any of the prize money on himself.
Hwang also said that the second season could possibly focus on the story of the Front Man, tracing his family ties and more.
Starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung HoYeon, Wi Ha Jun and more, Squid Game was a searing commentary on class dynamics, economic conflict, financial crises and more. It sees the rich being in control of the power and the poor being vulnerable and paranoid, at their disposal.
The show revolved around the titular Squid Game that saw 456 participants battle it out for 45.6 billion Korean Won while trying to survive the extreme games while being confined in closed spaces while being under the panoptic gaze of the overseers. The show was terrifying, to say the least, and spared the beginning of the Korean Wave in the world, becoming a global pop-cultural phenomenon.
Although director Hwang had to wait for 10 years before getting his script picked up by Netflix to be adapted into Squid Game, fans can only hope for Netflix to not leave a decade-long gap in between these much-anticipated second and third seasons!