Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk isn’t yet sure if Season 2 of the hit Netflix drama is coming, but he has plans for the story going forward.
Despite its having Netflix’s biggest launch yet, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk isn’t sure if a second season is happening.
In an interview with THR, Hwang talked about Squid Game‘s unexpected success and what the future holds for it. While the first season ended with hints of a continuation, the series has not yet been confirmed to return for Season 2. However, Hwang believes there are plenty of storylines to explore in another season should it be greenlit.
The first season of Squid Game had an open-ended finale, with main character Seong Gi-Hun choosing not to fly to the US to see his daughter. Prior to boarding the plane, Gi-Hun spots the mysterious businessman who initially recruited him for the games. The recruiter has a new target, who he ultimately hands a card for the secretive organization. Eager to save the stranger from the games, Gi-Hun grabs the card and yells at him before turning back to look for the recruiter, who pulls a disappearing trick.
Gi-Hun calls the number on the back of the card and is told that he should get on the plane for his own good, but he chooses not to. While his intentions are unclear, the phone call suggests he isn’t over the trauma he endured due to the games.
Hwang confirmed, “Season one ends with Gi-hun turning back and not getting on the plane to the States.” He added, “And that was, in fact, my way of communicating the message that you should not be dragged along by the competitive flow of society, but that you should start thinking about who has created the whole system — and whether there is some potential for you to turn back and face it.”
Gi-Hun’s actions are not necessarily due to revenge, Hwang noted. “It could actually be interpreted as him making a very on-the-spot eye contact with what is truly going on in the bigger picture,” he said. “We could go with Gi-hun’s story as he turns back, and explore more about how he’s going to navigate through his reckoning with the people who are designing the games.”
Other options he would like to explore include the story of the police officer and his brother, the Front Man, and the story of the recruiter the the audience sees playing the game of ddakji with those on the brink of financial ruin. “I don’t know yet, but I’ll just say there are a lot of possibilities out there for season two storylines,” Hwang concluded.
The first season of Squid Game is currently streaming on Netflix. As of now, a second season has not yet been announced.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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