Squid Recreation is formally coming again to Netflix for season two. In line with a message from director Hwang Dong-hyuk, the second season will see the return of Gi-hun and the mysterious Entrance Man. The notice additionally states “the person within the swimsuit with ddakji is likely to be again,” and that we’ll additionally get launched to Cheol-su, Younger-hee’s boyfriend.
“It took 12 years to deliver the primary season of ‘Squid Recreation’ to life final yr. However it took 12 days for ‘Squid Recreation’ to develop into the preferred Netflix collection ever,” Hwang writes. “As the author, director, and producer of ‘Squid Recreation,’ an enormous shout out to followers around the globe. Thanks for watching and loving our present… Be part of us as soon as extra for an entire new spherical.”
The renewal happens regardless of the shift in Netflix’s fortunes because the present initially debuted. Whereas Squid Recreation has been an enormous worldwide hit, in April Netflix reported its first drop in subscribers in 10 years. That was shortly adopted by layoffs and a reported tightening of manufacturing budgets virtually throughout the board. Netflix can be targeted on limiting password sharing, and has informed staff it’s going to launch ad-supported streaming by the top of this yr.
The Korean collection turned Netflix’s largest collection ever at launch. Final yr, Hwang mentioned that he was within the “planning course of” of creating season two, whereas Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos mentioned, “the Squid Recreation universe has simply begun.” In different phrases, all of us just about knew season two was coming, however now it’s official.
It’s unclear when precisely season two will make its debut — or if it’s even completed but. In an interview with Vainness Honest, Hwang informed the outlet he might see the subsequent season of Squid Recreation popping out by the top of 2023 or 2024, and can function extra diabolical video games. So in case you had been hoping to see what kind of hassle Gi-hun will get wrapped up in subsequent, you might need to attend a yr or two.