The worldwide sensation “Squid Recreation” will return for a second season, Netflix confirmed Monday.
“A complete new spherical is coming,” director, author and govt producer Hwang Dong-hyuk stated in a letter to followers launched by Netflix. “And now, Gi-hun returns. The Entrance Man returns. Season 2 is coming.”
Gi-hun, performed by Lee Jung-jae, is the debt-ridden character who will get concerned in a mysterious lethal contest to win 45.6 billion gained (US$37.9 million) in prize cash within the nine-part collection.
Hwang added that Cheol-su, the “boyfriend” of the present’s animatronic doll, Younger-hee, can be launched to viewers within the subsequent season.
However he didn’t elaborate on the detailed schedules of manufacturing.
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Launched in September final 12 months, the all-Korean survival drama “Squid Recreation” turned Netflix’s most profitable collection within the streamer’s historical past, attracting 1.65 billion hours of viewing within the first 4 weeks of launch.
The director, who has often made function movies, together with the historic drama “The Fortress,” all through his profession, thanked international followers for giving unprecedented help to his first TV present.
“It took 12 years to convey the primary season of ‘Squid Recreation’ to life final 12 months,” Hwang stated. “However it took 12 days for Squid Recreation to grow to be the most well-liked collection ever.”
“Squid Recreation” is now poised to grow to be the primary Korean-language collection to win an award on the Emmys slated for September.
It has racked up many pre-Emmy wins, together with one of the best actor and actress prizes on the Display screen Actors Guild Awards.