According to Variety, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, shared the great news during an interview on the streaming platform’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings. Asked whether there would be a second series of Squid Game, Sarandos responded, “Absolutely. The Squid Game universe has just begun.”
“We’re building those muscles steadily with our consumer products, both like the ‘Squid Game’ tracksuits, and then we’re making a big push on experiences that are mobile and portable.”
This confirmation joins a previous update from the show’s creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, in November last year.
After obsessed fans across the globe kept asking for more, Hwang Dong-hyuk, addressed the possibility of a second season telling the Associated Press, “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!”
“It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But 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 be back and he’ll do something for the world,”
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 9, 2021
The K-drama premiered on Friday, (Sept. 17) and became Netflix’s biggest original show debut, adding 4.4 million users to the streaming platform’s subscriptions in three months. It garnered 1.65 billion hours of viewing within its first 28 days.
The show also received a number of accolades, including the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Long Form, a People’s Choice Award for Bingeworthy Show of the Year, and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in Television (O Yeong-su).
At the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Squid Game became the first foreign-language series to get a SAG nomination in drama and the male and female acting categories with Lee jung-jae being nominated for best actor in a drama, and HoYeon Jung for best actress in drama.