Squid Game has been talked about all over the internet. Since its release on 17 September 2021, the Korean drama series has been declared the most-watched Netflix show in history.
In just 10 days, it was number one in over 90 countries. Not only that, it has managed to revolutionalise one the most basic clothing, green tracksuits and white slip on’s while also bringing back 1970’s childhood games and relating them to the hard life of adulting.
Will there be Squid Game season 2?
After just a month since its release, there is already a high demand for the show’s second season, although it usually takes up to a year before most series’ are approved for an additional season.
However, the writer and director of Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk, told Variety that the thought of another season sounds tiring because it was already a difficult transition from writing films to writing a series.
” I don’t have well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2.’ It is quite tiring just thinking about it. 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.
“Writing (‘Squid Game’) was harder than normal for me as it was a series, not a film,” he said.
Spoiler alert: Here is what season 2 could be about
Lastly, the ending was pretty open-ended, the protagonist Gi-hun, (played by Seong-hyeon Ryoo) realised that the games were still going on and instead of boarding his plane to the United States (US) he returns and threatens to stop the completion from happening again.
This gives us hope that Gi-hun’s story will continue to develop and maybe he could even end up being at the forefront of exposing the masters behind the games.
As a creator of a narrative, it depends on how far you see the story going and what vision you have for it. In the case of Dong-hyuk, he said while he was writing season one, he thought if there was ever an opportunity for a second season it would be about the frontman.
“While I was writing season one, I thought about the stories that could be in season two if I get to do one—one would be the story of the Frontman,”
In the same way, the childhood games were representative of the issues of class and poverty, the investigation of the frontman could revolve around the issues of the justice system. The creator of the show also hinted at this and said,
“I think the issue with police officers is not just an issue in Korea. I see it on the global news that the police force can be very late on acting on things—there are more victims or a situation gets worse because of them not acting fast enough. This was an issue that I wanted to raise. Maybe in season two, I can talk about this more.”
The fan-favorite K-drama was already an unexpected watch, if there is ever a season two there is no doubt that it will be filled with many more twists and turns, especially if there is a range of writers working on it.