If we had to pick the most popular new TV show of 2021, Squid Game would take the cake, and its future is looking bright. The series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently revealed he’s discussing Season 2 and 3 with Netflix.
The Korea Times recently discussed the show’s future with Dong-hyuk and he stated, “I’m in talks with Netflix over season two as well as season three. We will come to a conclusion any time soon.”
Squid Game was originally envisioned as a one-season show, and Dong-hyuk didn’t have a sequel in mind when he first made it. His plans change after the series became a global sensation, becoming Netflix’s most-watched series of all time, with 142 million households reached.
Dong-hyuk changed his tune after the show found immense popularity and left people asking for more. Netflix is yet to confirm its renewal, but it’s likely that Lee Jung-jae would reprise his role of Gi-hun if the show returns for another season.
Squid Game premiered on September 17th, 2021, and became the top-viewed program in 94 countries following its release. It centers around a group of people in deep financial debt who agree to take part in a series of games with deadly consequences for a chance to win an enormous fortune.