Netflix’s global hit survival series Squid Game is getting its second season.
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed Squid Game’s return in a Q4 2021 earnings interview.
“Absolutely,” said Ted. “The Squid Game universe has just begun.”
Squid Game is reportedly Netflix’s biggest TV show with 1.65 billion hours streamed in the first 28 days of its release. The story revolves around a group of contestants who have to compete in a series of deadly children’s games to claim a $38.5 million winning prize.
Last year, Squid Games creator Hwang Dong-hyuk hinted at a second season.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” Hwang had said. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.”
Squid Game was the first non-English and first Korean series to win a nomination at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. It bagged three Golden Globes for Best TV Drama, Supporting Actor and Actor in Drama TV Series, respectively.