“Squid Game” has been given the green light for season 2.
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed the news during the streaming company’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings interview.
“The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun,” he said, according to Variety.
“Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk previously said that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will return as the show’s main character, Seong Gi-hun.
Season 1 of “Squid Game” premiered on Sept. 17 2021, and became an immediate global hit for Netflix. The critically acclaimed show was the top-viewed program in 94 countries, according to the streaming service, and is officially its most-watched series.
In the show, a group of desperate and indebted people compete in grownup versions of schoolyard games, lured by the chance to win $45.6 billion Korean won (approximately C$48 million), not realizing that while winning brings big bucks, losing results in a violent, painful death.