Netflix’s latest hit Squid Game seems to be nearing a second season announcement.
This South Korean survival drama is unquestionably the streamer’s biggest show since last year’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, and now creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has told The Guardian that ‘talks’ are happening between him and the decision makers regarding its return.
“Of course there is talk,” he said. “That’s inevitable because it’s been such a success. I am considering it. I have a very high-level picture in my mind, but I’m not going to work on it straight away.
“There’s a film I really want to make. I’m thinking about which to do first. I’m going to talk to Netflix.”
Although season two seems extremely likely, fans might have a while to wait for any new material if Hwang opts for his cinematic passion project.
Recalling the exhaustive creative process during the first season, the creator also went on to say: “It was physically, mentally and emotionally draining. I kept having new ideas and revising the episodes as we were filming so the amount of work multiplied.”
Back in September, Hwang had this to say about another round of twisted gaming: “I don’t have well developed plans for Squid Game 2. It is quite tiring just thinking about it.
“But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”
In its first 28 days on Netflix, a gargantuan 111 million viewers watched Squid Game – eclipsing the previous record set by period hit Bridgerton (82 million).
Squid Game is streaming now on Netflix.