In the interview with Netflix’s fourth-quarter, Co-chief executive officer and a chief content officer from the streaming service Ted Sarandos confirmed Squid Game season 2.
The South Korean TV series Squid Game season 2 is officially confirmed by the Co-chief executive officer and chief content officer for the streaming service Ted Sarandos confirmed the same during Netflix’s fourth-quarter interview as per Variety. He replied, “Absolutely. The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun.”
Sarandos’ reply infers a whole new small-screen cosmos based entirely on that show may also be in the works.
Squid Game is written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the survival drama series featured a contest similar to Battle Royale in which debt-ridden people could compete in games to win a grand prize of 45.6 billion won ($38.6 million or more than Rs 2 billion). The games are inspired by the childhood games played in South Korea.
The hook was, those who get eliminated in every round will not just go home empty-handed, they will be killed. The mysterious creators of the game made it fairer than the daily games the participants play in the real world. Here, the wealth was guaranteed if one were intelligent and brutal enough — this is not the scenario outside the game.
The show was interpreted as a trenchant analysis of modern capitalistic societies and that economic mobility was just a myth eternalized by the richer people.
The series has become a sensation. It remains Netflix’s most-watched series with an unbelievable 1.65 billion viewing hours after four weeks of its launch, knocking Bridgerton’s 625.5 million hours by a huge margin.
Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung. were part of the show’s cast.
O Yeong-su won the Golden Globe in the Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film category earlier this month.