The green light has officially been given, and the first official announcement for the second season of “Squid Game”, which is Netflix’s record ratings in 2021, has arrived. CEO Ted Sarandos became the first Netflix executive to approve this development. Sarandos was asked if there would be a second season of the South Korean survival drama, which is ranked as the company’s #1 most-watched TV series. “Absolutely!” Sarandos replied, “The Squid Game universe has just begun.” he added.
Earlier, “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk stated that the hit drama will be returning for a second season, adding, “There is so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for season two. So I almost feel like you left us no choice!” he said. Hwang also said that lead actor Lee Jung-Jae will be returning as the main character of “Squid Game” Seong Gi-hun.
“Squid Game” has been Netflix’s biggest series ever in every way. In the first season, 456 cash-strapped contestants were invited by a mysterious organization to compete in a series of children’s games with deadly consequences, all trying to get their share of the 45.6 billion yen prize pool (approximately $38.5 million). The series won the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards for collective performance in a drama series, best actor in a drama series (Lee Jung-Jae), best actress (Jung Ho-Yeon) It made history as the first non-English drama to be nominated and the first Korean drama to be nominated.
Netflix paid $21.4 million for the first season of “Squid Game,” and generated $891 million in revenue, according to what it called “impact value.” By the end of 2021, Netflix had reached 221.8 million subscribers worldwide. The second season of Squid Game is expected to be on the platform in 2023, and even the third season is expected to begin work.