Netflix’s hugely popular series Squid Game won’t be get its second season until late next year or possibly even 2024, according to Hwang Dong-hyuk.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Squid Game creator/director/writer Dong-hyuk said he is currently speaking with Netflix about Season 2 and so far has “three pages worth of ideas that he plans to turn into a script.” He remains tight-lipped on the new episodes, but said they’ll arrive, at the very earliest, toward the end of 2023.
“Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again,” he teased. As far as details for the new episodes, he added that Gi-hun will definitely come back, and the mysterious Front Man could have a larger role this time around. Netflix quietly announced Season 2 in January without indicating when fans could expect the series to return.
“Season 1’s success has given me an immense amount of pressure and I am having nightmares about the reception for Season 2 not being so good,” Hwang Dong-hyuk additionally told Deadline. He has indicated that Halloween 2024 is the latest he hopes to debut Season 2. The South Korean survival series has proven to be a massive success for Netflix, and quickly became the platform’s most-watched show within its first 28 days.
Dong-hyuk’s plate is filling up, as Deadline reports he’s developing a satire based on the success of Squid Game. The project is tentatively titled The Best Show on the Planet, although that’s subject to change since it’s still in the early stages. He said the show will be a comedic reflection on the huge success of Squid Game, which catapulted him and the cast of the show to international stardom overnight.