“The ‘Squid Game’ universe has only just begun,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO, during Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday, confirming that there is “definitely” a second season of the Korean surprise success will be. As “Deadline” reports, among other things, a senior executive of the streaming provider confirmed the extension with this statement for the first time.
Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk (50) had already spoken about a second season of the dystopian drama at the end of December after “Squid Game” became the most-watched Netflix series of all time. He even promised a third season.
The series highlight
Hwang Dong-hyuk developed, wrote, directed and produced the nine-part series, which has reached more than 142 million Netflix homes and has been streamed more than 1.6 billion hours.
The South Korean series tells the story of a mysterious invitation where 456 participants, all in dire financial straits, are locked in a secret location and forced to play a series of traditional Korean children’s games to win 45.6 billion won . However, if they don’t win, they must die.