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Squid Game future beyond season one finally revealed - and fans will be thrilled!

A follow-up to the smash-hit series is in the works

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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
9 November 2021
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After a hugely successful first season, it has been confirmed that Squid Game will be back for more episodes. The Netflix series broke records and become the streaming site's most-watched original show of all time - it reached 111 million views in just 28 days - and now a follow-up to the smash-hit series is in the works according to the show's creator.

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Hwang Dong-hyuk, who helms the show, confirmed the exciting news on Tuesday 9 November as he attended a Q&A screening of the Korean drama in Los Angeles alongside stars of the show Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon and Park Hae-soo.

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Asked about the possibility of a second instalment, he joked to 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!" before confirming that season two is in fact happening.

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He said: "But I will say there will indeed be a second season. 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."

Squid Game© Photo: Netflix

Seong Gi-hun will be back in season two

He remained tight-lipped on what season two will look like but did confirm that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will be back to reprise his role as main character Seong Gi-hun. I guess we'll get answers as to whether he got on the plane after all!

Dong-hyuk previously revealed that he was considering using a writer's room to help map out the follow-up. Asked last month by Variety about season two, he said: "I don't have well developed plans for Squid Game two. It is quite tiring just thinking about it. 

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"But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I'd consider using a writers' room and would want multiple experienced directors."

Have you watched Squid Game? The suspenseful and gory drama tells the story of a group of contestants who all join the game to compete for a huge amount of money, but with the competition comes some shocking results.

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