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Netflix has yet to issue an official statement but the news was confirmed by the show’s creator

Considering the resounding worldwide success that Squid Game saw when it debuted on Netflix, it comes as no surprise when it was recently announced that the Korean drama-thriller would officially be renewed for a second season. 

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The news was confirmed by creator Hwang Dong-hyuk to the Associated Press at a screening and question and answer session in Los Angeles for the wildly popular drama series. 

“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 said this week to the Associated Press.

“But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently,” he continued.

That said, Hwang admitted that there are no concrete details yet about the second season of the show and Netflix has also yet to make an official announcement. 

We do know from Hwang though that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will be returning as his main character, Seong Gi-hun.

“I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen. So I will promise you this, Gi-hun will come back. He will do something for the world,” Hwang said.

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Squid Game is a show that features a contest that has brought in 456 players who are all in deep financial debt. The contestants are forced to play deadly children’s games in order to win a massive cash prize. 

The first season debuted on September 17 with nine episodes and quickly gained a massive fanbase. In fact, the show reigned number one on Netflix’s top 10 most popular shows list for weeks and racked up over 3 billion minutes watched, according to Nielsen.

Netflix also reported in October that over 111 million subscriber households had at least sampled the South Korean drama since it premiered.

Netflix also shared that after seeing a sharp decline in subscriptions in the first half of 2021, it added 4.38 million subscribers from July through September to reach 213.6 million total subscribers worldwide.

A large number of these new subscribers can be credited to Squid Game so it’s safe to say that this news is certainly exciting. 

Stay tuned as more details about the second season of the K-drama are revealed in the coming months. 

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