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‘Squid Game’ Season 2 confirmed; director teases Gong Yoo’s ‘suit man with ddakji’ might return

  • Director Hwang Dong-Hyuk and Netflix have confirmed that “Squid Game” Season 2 is on the way.
  • The American streaming giant took to Instagram and Twitter on Monday to share the news. Accompanying the social media posts is a short video featuring the iconic robot doll Young-hee with a neon red “2” in her iris.
  • Hwang thanked “Squid Game” fans on Monday for watching the Korean series and making it a hit shortly after it was released in September 2021.
  • “It took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to life last year,” Hwang, 51, wrote in his recent letter to fans. “But it took 12 days for ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”
  • Hwang went on to tease that Gong Yoo’s mysterious “man in the suit with ddakji” might return and that the hit show’s latest season will introduce fans to Cheol-su, the boyfriend of iconic robotic doll Young-hee.

Director Hwang Dong-Hyuk and Netflix have confirmed that a second season of the hit Korean series “Squid Game” is on the way.

Although Hwang, 51, had already confirmed in November that he would be making a second season for the hit show, it was not until Monday when Netflix officially joined in to announce that “Squid Game” will return.

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk to create satirical comedy on the success of his hit series ‘Squid Game’

  • “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has revealed that he’s coming out with another satirical show based on the success of his 2021 global phenomenon.
  • Titled “The Best Show on the Planet,” the comedy is one of three projects that Hwang is currently working on, with the others being a “violent” film inspired by the works of Umberto Eco and Season 2 of “Squid Game.”

“Squid Game,” a satirical show that became a global phenomenon last year, is becoming the subject of another satirical show exploring its overnight success. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, the mastermind behind the 2021 Netflix hit, said he is in the early stages of development for the meta-satire production. 

Hwang told Deadline that the project, provisionally titled “The Best Show on the Planet,” is still too young to have the details configured. All he revealed was that it’s a satirical comedy based on his own experiences of being catapulted into international stardom when “Squid Game” took over the world. 

‘Squid Game’ director Hwang Dong-hyuk: Upcoming film ‘Killing Old People’ will be even ‘more violent’

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  • "Squid Game" Director Hwang Dong-Hyuk has revealed his upcoming project to be a movie titled "Killing Old People Club."
  • The new film, based on Italian writer Umberto Eco's works about an intergenerational war, is expected to be even more violent and controversial than Hwang’s Netflix series global sensation.
  • Season 2 of "Squid Game" is expected to be released by the end of 2024.

“Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk has revealed his upcoming project following a successful awards season: “Killing Old People Club,” or “K.O. Club.”

With the 25-page treatment already prepared for “K.O. Club,” the director is preparing to create a film not only “more violent” than “Squid Game” but also more controversial. The film is reportedly based on “an intergenerational war” in which the old and young are pitted against one another.

‘Squid Game’ creator teases Jung Ho-yeon could return as Player 067’s twin in Season 2

  • At the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday, “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk teased fans with a hint of what might happen next.
  • On whether much of the cast would make a return in Season 2, Hwang replied with a laugh before saying, “No, because most of them are dead.”
  • But he doesn’t completely shut down the idea, pointing to Jung Ho-yeon and suggesting her character Kang Sae-byeok may have a twin sister.
  • Hwang announced the second season in November last year, later adding that it would follow Seong Gi-hun’s quest to solve the unanswered questions left from the first round of the Games.

Season 1 of the deadly survival game series “Squid Game” had only one contestant come out on top, with the rest killed off in a number of ruthless, heart-wrenching scenes – or were they? 

On the red carpet of the PGA Awards on Saturday, the show’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk spoke to Deadline about whether fans might see the return of their favorite cast members in the next season. Hwang replied with a laugh, “No, because most of them are dead.”