South Korea’s Netflix hit drama dystopian thriller “Squid Game” is expected to comeback with another season.
According to a Netflix official, the writer and director of the hit series mentioned to have been discussing about a second season, and is indeed in progress.
Earlier, Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director and writer during Netflix’s red carpet event in Los Angeles mentioned that there has been much pressure, demand and so much love for a second season. He mentioned that second season is still in a brainstorming stage.
The director hinted at the return of actor Lee Jung-jae as the protagonist and mentioned that it was too early to say when and how that’s going to happen.
About “Squid Game”
“Squid Game” is Hwang’s Netflix debut series. The drama revolves around hundreds of cash-strapped players accepting an unexpected invitation to compete in six different children’s games for grand prize of 45.6 billion won ($39 million).
According to reports, the nine-part thriller became a global sensation and the streaming platform’s biggest series ever, surpassing 100 million views. It became the first Korean series to reach the No. 1 slot on Netflix US and also topped Netflix’s global TV show lists for more than 20 days.
The drama shows games that were enjoyed by Korean children in the 1970s and the 1980s. It attracted viewers across generations who created parodies and memes in both online channels and television programs in the home country and around the world.
In October, Netflix announced that the series was watched by 111 million households around the world.
According to reports, the South Korean series in terms of combined YouTube views of its derivative video content has outnumbered the longtime TV powerhouse “Game of Thrones”.
Content analytics firm Vobile reported that a total of 129,000 videos of the hit survival drama since its release on Sept. 17 earned a total of 17 billion views on YouTube platform. The number is inclusive of official trailers, fan-made reaction clips and video games.
Over the nearly eight-week period, those “Squid Game” YouTube videos had a combined 533 million engagements under likes, dislikes and comments.