Whether or not you’ve gotten a chance to watch it yet, you have definitely heard of Netflix’s Squid Game by now. The hit Korean drama series—about a group of cash-strapped players who agree to participate in games with extremely high stakes—has taken off faster than…well, almost anything the streaming service has dropped before.
The dystopian thriller series dropped on Netflix on September 17; in the weeks since, it has built a massive and devoted following. According to data from Vulture, Squid Game became the number one most streamed show in 90 countries. When you consider how many people are on Netflix, the number of Squid Game fans is staggering.
In fact, Squid Game‘s popularity could fast-track the series to become one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time. This path is similar to the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which dropped on the service in 2016 quietly but built its fanbase via word of mouth in the weeks following the release. Stranger Things became a cultural phenomenon, and it looks like Squid Game is already well on its way to become one too.
Here’s everything we know about the future of Netflix’s Squid Game.
Will there be a season two? Yup. Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told the Associated Press in an interview posted on November 9 that the show will return. In other words…green light!
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Dong-hyuk told The Times of London in a recent interview that he has some ideas for the show’s second season. “If I do get to do one—one would be the story of the Frontman [a former cop who now oversees the game],” he said. “I think the issue with police officers is not just an issue in Korea. I see it on the global news. This was an issue that I wanted to raise. Maybe in season two I can talk about this more.”
There may even be a third season. Towards the end of December, Kong-hyuk reportedly told Korea Times that he’s currently in discussions with Netflix about the future of the series. “I’m in talks with Netflix over Season 2 as well as Season 3,” he said, per Deadline. “We will come to a conclusion any time soon.”
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
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