' Squid Game 2 ' in works. And Netflix confirms part two of the 2021 hit.

Los Angeles : Global megahit Squid Game will return for a second season, Netflix Inc announced on Sunday, offering a few hints about what is to come in the dark Korean drama.

Squid Game became Netflix's most-watched series when it was released in September 2021.

The show tells the story of cash-strapped contestants who play childhood games for a chance at life-changing sums of money. It inspired countless memes and Hallween costumes and kick started sales of green tracksuits.

Writer and director Hwang Dong-Hyuk teased a few details about the show's second season in a letter released by Netflix. Characters Gi-hun and The Front Man will return, he said, and ''the man in the suit with ddakji might be back.''

He added, ''You'll  also be introduced to Young-hee's boyfriend.''

Young-hee is a motion-sensing animatronic doll featured in one of the games.

Last year, Dong-hyuk gave fans everywhere a holiday gift by revealing the streaming giant's long-term plans for the show, which includes a third season.

In an interview with Korean broadcaster KBS, Dong-hyuk shared, ''I'm in talks with Netflix over season 2 as well as season 3,'' he said. ''We will come to a conclusion [some] time soon.''

In a statement  obtained by TV Line, the director said, ''It's true that are discussing a wide variety of possibilities for Squid Game, including the production of a Season 3, but nothing has been set in the stone.''

The director has also spoken a bit about the possible direction the show may take in the second season. He explained previously, ''If I do get to do one - one would be the story of the Frontman [a former cop who now oversees the game].

I think the issue with police officers is not just the issue in Korea. I see it on the global news. This was an issue I wanted to raise. Maybe in season two. I can talk about this more.''

Squid Game has been estimated to be worth almost $900 million for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News reported earlier this year, citing figures from an internal Netflix document.

The nine-episode thriller, during which cash-strapped contestants play childhood video games with lethal penalties in a bid to win $38.58 million turned into a global hit after it launched last month.

In comparison to its estimated net worth, the show cost just $21.4 million to produce, the publication had said. [Reuters]


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