Netflix’s South Korean Original series Squid Game became a massive hit, breaking all records to become the highest-streamed show on the streamer of all time. Fans were pretty delighted to hear the show being renewed for a second season.
Now, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has teased further details for the upcoming season and hinted at the return of breakout star Jung Ho-Yeon.
A dystopian survival thriller series, Squid Game was a scathing commentary on capitalism, power imbalance, class struggle and economic crisis. With stars like Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-Yeon, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun and others starring in prominent roles, the show touched a chord with the global audience despite the elements of shock, blood and gore.
Revolutionary in increasing interest in foreign-language content on Netflix, the show even made history at the Golden Globes with veteran actor O Yeong-su, who played Oh Il-nam, the main perpetrator in the game, winning a Supporting Actor Award, becoming the first-ever Korean actor to do so.
Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-Yeon won their respective awards at the Screen Actors Guild award ceremony, creating history yet again.
Talking about the second season which he has not begun writing yet, Hwang said, “there will be more great games”. Still in the process of “brainstorming and collecting ideas for season two”, the director promised to “try something to bring them [most of the original cast that died] [for] season two.”
Jung Ho-Yeon played the resilient and determined Kang Sae-byeok who tragically died in the penultimate episode, making her death a focal point in the series. Hwang teased bringing her back in as a “twin sister” or something else.
He said, “I could change hair colour. Let’s do a little like plastic surgery.”
Earlier this year, Ted Sarandos, the co-CEO of Netflix, hinted at the beginning of the Squid Game universe. The second season date has not yet been announced.
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