Squid Game will be getting a Season 2, according to co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
On the 21st, Variety reported, “Netflix’s breakout hit of 2021, will be getting a Season 2, co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos affirmed.”
The report says that Sarandos was asked whether there would be a second season of the violent South Korean survival drama on Netflix’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings interview. “Absolutely,” Sarandos replied. “The Squid Game �universe has just begun.”
Previously, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong Hyuk had also talked about his drama returning with season two. “There’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!” Hwang told the AP last fall.
And yes, of course, lead actor Lee Jung Jae will return as the main character, Sung Gi Hun.
As Variety wrote, Squid Game is by a long shot Netflix’s biggest-ever TV show that garnered 1.65 billion streaming hours in the first 28 days of the release. In season one, 456 contestants competed in a bloody game organized by a mysterious organization to win the 45.6 billion KRW prize pool (about $38.5 million).
The drama made another history at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. It became the first non-English-language series and first Korean series to score nominations – outstanding ensemble, actor in a drama series (Lee Jung Jae), actress in a drama series (Jung Ho Yeon), and stunt ensemble.
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