‘Squid Game’ creator confirms season two

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Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator-director of the megahit Netflix series “Squid Game”, has said he is planning to shoot a second season, without revealing when.

The series' success echoes that of 2020 Oscar winner
The series’ success echoes that of 2020 Oscar winner “Parasite,” which also showed the gap between rich and poor in South Korea.
(Reuters)

The director of “Squid Game,”
the dystopic South Korean TV series on Netflix, has expressed confidence that the wildly popular show will return
for a second season.

“We are in the talks for Season Two,” writer-director Hwang
Dong-hyuk said in an interview on Monday. 

“It’s all in my head.
I have the basic storyline, the broad plan, so we’re in the
brainstorming stages.

“I’m going to go ahead and say there will be a second
season, but as for when, I cannot tell you now,” Hwang added.

“He will come back, he will come back and do something about
this world,” the director said, referring to protagonist Seong
Gi-hun, played by actor Lee Jung-Jae.

Hwang, Lee and others involved in the show, one of Netflix’s
biggest hits ever, attended a special Hollywood screening on
Monday to celebrate its success.

“Squid Game,” in which debt-ridden people compete in a
deadly game for a fortune, has inspired Halloween costumes and
themed protests at the United Nations global climate summit in
Glasgow, Scotland, among other things.

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“It feels so surreal,” Hwang said of his creation’s impact.
“It’s almost like I myself am living in a fantastical world.”

“I just can’t believe this is happening,” actor Lee said. “I
did not know or ever imagined it would make it this big. I
didn’t ever think we would get this much love, so being here and
standing in front of you, everything, I just feel so grateful.”

The series’ success echoes that of 2020 Oscar winner
“Parasite,” which also showed the gap between rich and poor in
South Korea.

Actor Park Hae-soo, who plays a contestant named Cho
Sang-woo, said, “Everybody actually has that rage, but I think
the Koreans are really able to express that honestly.”

Source: TRTWorld and agencies

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