Netflix has finally confirmed a second season of runaway hit Squid Game.
By far and away the streaming giant’s most successful show, a second season of the South Korean series was arguably a foregone conclusion.
Netflix announced the agreement with a short teaser clip featuring Young-hee, the gigantic animatronic doll that featured heavily in the first season.
Red light… GREENLIGHT!
Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/4usO2Zld39
— Netflix (@netflix) June 12, 2022
In a statement, director and executive producer Hwang Dong-Hyuk said: “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year – but it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”
“As the writer, director, and producer of ‘Squid Game,’ a huge shout out to fans around the world," he said.
“Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
The statement also confirms that protagonist Seong Gi-hun is returning alongside his masked antagonist the ‘Front Man’.
He said “the man in the suit with ddakji might be back” and teased the introduction of Cheol-su, who is Young-hee’s boyfriend.
Squid Game is Netflix’s most popular show of all time by a significant margin – logging 1.65 billion viewing hours around the world.
The Spanish-language Money Heist comes in at second with 792.2 million hours, with Bridgerton Season 2 in third with 656.2 million.