Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator behind the worldwide phenomenon that’s Squid Sport, revealed this week that he’s nowhere near carried out telling the story.
Hwang mentioned in an interview with Korean broadcaster KBS, “I’m in talks with Netflix over season two in addition to season three. We’ll come to a conclusion any time quickly,” in accordance with the Korea Occasions. That is the primary time the director has steered that the present will proceed past the second season after he confirmed in an interview with Deadline earlier this month that Netflix had signed on to provide the subsequent installment of the present.
Elaborating on the second season, Hwang defined to Deadline that it will “virtually not make sense to not have a sophomore season for one thing that was liked this a lot.” He added, “as for when that’s gonna be, I feel I can’t offer you a solution now. I’ll say although that we’re undoubtedly speaking about it, so perhaps sometime, however I don’t know when.” The Squid Sport author additionally revealed that the second season will focus extra on the story of Seong Gi-hun, performed by actor Lee Jung-jae, the character who gained the life or loss of life contest and the 45.6 billion gained in prize cash on the finish of season one.
Because the launch of Squid Sport on September 17, it has develop into the number-one most-streamed present in over 90 international locations and is the most-watched piece of Netflix content material of all time, with a complete of 1.65 billion hours of streaming within the first 4 weeks of launch. It’s additionally the primary non-English-language present to obtain a Critics Selection Award nomination for finest drama sequence.
In an interview with Vainness Truthful revealed this week, Hwang mentioned he’s been completely blown away by the response to the present that he began engaged on 12 years in the past. “I used to be bombarded with assembly requests from so many trade gamers, together with brokers, administration, and attorneys,” he mentioned. “I needed to undergo 5 to 6 conferences a day as a result of there have been simply so many individuals who wished to fulfill me.” Hwang famous, nevertheless, that whereas he could have began writing the present over a decade in the past, “it’s extra related than earlier than,” referring to Squid Sport’s themes addressing the brutality of capitalism and mass inequality, which the continuing pandemic has solely exacerbated. The present “has a timelessness to it that actually transcends time and placement in relation to the subject material,” he added.
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