Netflix has formalized the second season of the successful South Korean series Squid Game with a short teaser. The TV series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk has become a global success in a few weeks, becoming the most viewed Netflix series of all time, one of the most popular and impactful in the history of TV, at least with its first season.
With nearly 150 million viewers, Squid Game broke all records on the streaming platform. In the tweet that Netflix shared we can see written: "Red light… green light!" In the teaser we see a short animation of Young-hee, the doll of the first game in the series, one, two, three stars, a game that shocked fans and protagonists in the first episode, after an unprecedented bloodbath.
Netflix then posted a message that Dong-hyuk addressed to fans, in which he said: "It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life. But it took just 12 days for Squid Game to become the Netflix series.
most popular ever. As the showrunner, director and producer of Squid Game, I send a big hug to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our series. " Dong-hyuk later revealed that protagonist Seong Gi-hun and Front Man will also return in the second season.
In addition, the director explained: "The man dressed in the ddakji may return. Young-hee's boyfriend Cheol-su will also be introduced. Please join us once again for a new round."
Red light… GREENLIGHT!
Squid Game season 1
The nine-episode series tells the story of 456 people who risk their lives in a deadly survival game, which has 45.6 billion won, or about 33 million euros, up for grabs, and was conceived by Hwang on the based on his own youth difficulties, as well as socio-economic disparities in South Korea.
The screenplay was first written in 2008 and the author struggled to find producers willing to finance the work until Netflix showed interest. acquiring the rights in order to expand entertainment offers from foreign countries.
The plot: "2020. Seong Gi-hun is a divorced and enormously indebted South Korean man, forced to live thanks to the financial help of his mother. Through a stranger he is invited to participate in a strange competition consisting of six games for children with the aim of winning a large sum of money.
He accepts the offer hoping to heal his family situation towards both his mother and her daughter Ga-yeong, trying to get her custody. Accepting he finds himself in an unknown place together with 455 other people with similar debts to his.
Players are constantly monitored by masked guards, under the supervision of the "Front Man", the boss who runs the entire game. Players soon discover that the loser is brutally killed and each death adds 1 000 000 to the final prize pool of 456 000 000 000 (approximately € 3 000 000).
Gi-hun teams up with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo, to survive the brutal challenges posed by the games."