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Squid Game creator clarifies season 2 speculation

Squid Game
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Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has talked about season 2 of the hit Netflix series.

The writer/director seemed to confirm a further installment was coming back in November, telling The Associated Press: "But I will say there will indeed be a second season." However, Netflix has not officially confirmed a second season, and, according to a Vulture interview with Hwang, it seems the AP quote was mistranslated. Instead, the series creator said: "I think there will indeed be a season 2."

As for what could happen in the next episodes, Hwang has ideas. "I have somewhat of a framework for the next season," he told Vulture. "But I also have to admit that I feel increasingly more pressure about season two as the series has gotten so much more love and attention than I could have expected. I also have a film I've been planning to shoot after Squid Game, and I haven't made up my mind about which one I should do first."

Squid Game fast became Netflix's most popular show ever, overtaking Bridgerton. It would make a lot of sense for the streamer to greenlight a second season, then – especially considering season 1's finale was left open ended, with Gi-hun apparently prepared to take on the tournament's organizers.

"There are some other stories in the series that have not been addressed," Hwang has said of season 2 possibilities. "For example, the story of the police officer and the story of his brother, the Front Man. So if I end up creating season two, I'd like to explore that storyline – what is going on between those two brothers?" He also said another installment could look at the games' recruiter, as well as Gi-hun turning back from the plane.

While we wait for more updates on Squid Game season 2, check out our guide to the best Netflix shows to fill out your watchlist.

Molly Edwards

I'm a freelance Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for our Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after getting my BA in English.