Speaking to AP News at a red carpet event, Hwang said:
“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,”
“But, I will say that there will indeed be a second season.”
“It’s in my head right now,”
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 9, 2021
In October, Hwang revealed that the then potential second season of Squid Game could focus on the Front Man. The character in question was the elusive boss who ran the deadly tournament in the show in the first season.
Hwang did temper expectations while speaking with reporters. He said that while he plans for lead actor Lee Jung-jae to return as the main character Seong Gi-hun, he did not know when production would begin for the project.
Elsewhere, cast member Wi Ha-joon, who plays policeman Jun Ho in Squid Game, also addressed the possibility of a follow-up. Wi told Sports Chosun:
“My hope is that season two comes out, Jun Ho returns alive, and the story with Jun Ho’s brother is resolved well,”
“I really want Jun Ho to live. But it really can’t be predicted. Only the director knows, but I want to live and appear in season two.”
The series follows 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial debt, as they risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for a large cash prize.
The show premiered on Netflix in September and quickly became one of the streamer’s most popular shows.
Squid Game has topped Netflix’s TV charts in 94 countries since it launched in September.