The hit Korean drama “SQUID GAME” will return for a second season, Netflix confirmed on Monday.
« Toute une nouvelle partie arrive »,
director, screenwriter and executive producer Hwang Dong Hyuk said in a letter to fans posted by Netflix. “And now Gi Hun is back. Front Man is back. Season 2 is coming.”
Gi-Hun, played by Lee Jung Jae, is an over-indebted person who enters a mysterious deadly contest to win a prize of 45.6 billion won (about 35 million euros) in this nine-part series. Played by Lee Byung Hun, Front Man is the man with the mask in charge of running the game.
Hwang Dong Hyuk added that Cheol Su, the “boyfriend” of the giant doll, Young Hee, will be in the next season. However, he did not reveal the detailed production schedule.
Released last September, the all-Korean-language drama has become the most successful Netflix series in the streaming platform’s history after racking up more than 1.65 billion hours of viewing over the past four months. weeks following its launch.
The director, who focused earlier on feature films like “The Fortress” throughout his career, thanked fans around the world for their unprecedented support for his first TV series. “It took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to the world last year,” said Hwang Dong Hyuk.
“But it took 12 days for ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular Netflix series in history.”
“Squid Game” now hopes to become the first Korean-language series to win an Emmys award to be held in September. She has been the source of numerous awards including Best Actor and Best Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.