A brand new teaser trailer confirmed the large animatronic doll that options prominently within the first episode.
It is formally official: Netflix is bringing again its worldwide hit “Squid Recreation” for a second season.
Creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk had already acknowledged the stress for a second season and mentioned he was “within the planning course of” final yr, however Netflix’s affirmation comes with a number of extra particulars.
“It took 12 years to deliver the primary season of Squid Recreation to life final yr,” Hwang mentioned in Netflix’s Sunday announcement. “But it surely took 12 days for Squid Recreation to develop into the preferred Netflix sequence ever.”
The dystopian drama from South Korea follows a bunch of people that, determined for cash, take part in a sequence of lethal schoolyard video games. It shot to international success and is considered Netflix’s most-watched present but, although the streaming service does not launch actual numbers.
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Within the Sunday announcement, Hwang confirmed some particulars concerning the plot and characters.
“And now, Gi-hun returns,” Hwang mentioned. “The Entrance Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The person within the swimsuit with ddakji may be again. You’ll even be launched to Younger-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.”
Netflix shared a 10-second teaser trailer that includes the large animatronic doll that options closely within the present’s first episode.
It is unclear when the second season of “Squid Recreation” will come out. It won’t even be completed. In an interview with Self-importance Honest printed final month, Hwang anticipated that the season may launch by the top of 2023 or 2024.
Hwang informed the journal he was in “ultimate discussions” with Netflix concerning the season and solely had about three pages’ price of concepts on the time.
Most TV reveals in South Korea run for only one season, however “Squid Recreation’s” continuation was by no means really doubtful. At a pink carpet occasion for the present in November 2021, Hwang mentioned of its recognition, “I nearly really feel such as you go away us no selection.”
“There’s been a lot stress, a lot demand and a lot love for a second season,” Hwang mentioned on the occasion.
The present’s first season starred Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun together with an ensemble solid.
Netflix’s announcement follows substantial turbulence for the streaming service. A pointy drop in subscribers pressured the corporate in April to think about experimenting with adverts and cracking down on password sharing.