“Squid Game” became a mega-hit on Netflix in autumn 2021. There has to be a refill. But until we get this, it will take much longer than you would think.
If a series start is as successful as “Squid Game”, then in the logic of a broadcaster or streaming service there must be a quick replenishment. And the South Korean series was not only somehow successful, but is a global mega-hit and, according to Netflix itself, by far the most-watched production on the streaming service.
According to the laws of the series market, it would be ideal to release a second season a year after the first season. Author and director Hwang Dong-hyuk made it clear early on that such a schedule is unrealistic for “Squid Game”. But how long it should take should sober many fans.
Season 2 of “Squid Game”: Not until the end of 2024 on Netflix
At the MipTV series expo, held in Cannes in the first week of April, Hwang Dong-hyuk also spoke about his schedule for “Squid Game” (via Variety): There the author stated that he had currently hopes that the second season will be available to stream on Netflix at the end of 2024. The second season would only appear three years after the first season.
That is definitely a risk. In the course of three years, especially in the streaming age, there are so many new series vying for the attention of audiences that might forget “Squid Game”. on the other hand, Of course, Hwang also has the opportunity and, above all, the time to think about a really good second season and not to launch a hasty, hasty shot. The author also revealed that he has not yet started writing the screenplays.
A brutal film before season 2
Another reason for the waiting time is that Hwang Dong-hyuk wants to pursue other ideas. He revealed he’s working on a movie called Killing Old People Club. The project will be “even more brutal” than “Squid Game” and “another controversial” work of his. He also fears that he will have to hide from old people as soon as the film comes out.
Together with the title, this allows at least a small conclusion to be drawn about the story. We are sure that the film title is to be taken quite literally and that a few people might form a club with the aim of eliminating old people.