Squid Game creator confirms season two storyline as Netflix announces show
Netflix has confirmed that Squid Game will return for a second season.
The announcement was made on Sunday via the streaming giant's Twitter account.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk has also offered some hints about what's to come in the hit Korean drama.
He said the second season will see the return of Gi-hun and the mysterious Front Man.
Fans will also be introduced to Young-hee's boyfriend, Cheol-su.
Young-hee is the large motion-sensing animatronic doll which featured in the game Red Light, Green Light.
In a statement released by Netflix, Hwang said: "It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year.
"But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.
"As the writer, director and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show."
Squid Game quickly became Netflix’s most-watched series when it was released back in September and is now estimated to be worth $900million (£736m), according to IGN.
The show focuses on a contest involving 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial trouble.
The contestants risk their lives playing a series of deadly children's games for a chance to earn a large cash prize.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hwang said the next season would be coming out by the end of 2023 or early 2024.
He also said it would feature even more diabolical games.
Fans have been sharing their excitement over the announcement of Squid Game's return.
One person Tweeted: "I’m interested to see what they do! They set up a lot to be explained, like the conspiracy behind the games and stuff. And it means more gore."
Another said: "OMGGGG BESTIEEE WE GOTTA BINGE WATCH S1 AGAIN CANT WAIT."
One fan wrote: "Let's go omg finally!!!! Season 1 was among the best TV I have ever watched," whilst another said: "yall gonna make me emotional attached to characters again and make them die … can't wait."
Hwang said he wants the next season to ask the question: "Is true solidarity between humans possible?"
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in January that "the Squid Game universe has just begun".
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