It will come as no surprise the show will be coming back for another season, considering how the first season concluded on an ambiguous note.
It has been only two weeks since the Korean drama Squid Game dropped on Netflix. It is now well on its way to becoming the most popular show on the streaming platform. Based on the projections from Netflix, it could soon replace Bridgerton as the top show.
It will come as no surprise then that the show will be coming back for another season, considering how the first season concluded on an ambiguous note. Netflix has confirmed that Season 2 of Squid Game has been approved and we will be getting spin-offs of the show, reported Giant Freakin Robot exclusively.
There are more details yet to be released by Netflix, including whether Hwang Dong-hyuk, the brain behind the first season of Squid Game, who wrote and directed the series will be on board for the sequel. Hwang had in the past expressed his hesitation for developing another season calling the process "exhausting." He has been working on the first season for nearly a decade, after first conceptualizing the idea for the series way back in 2008. From inception to completion it took 13 years to see the light of day. But Hwang's vision and style are also what added to the appeal of the viral hit series and it would not be the same without him.
With the show's almost overnight success, Netflix is also looking to create spin-offs. There is already so much material to work with. Fans of the show have started creating theories about various elements of the show and there are so many questions left unanswered. Other hit Netflix shows have seen the development of prequels, animated series, and exploring the stories of other important characters in the stories cinematic universe. And there were many memorable characters in Squid Game whom we met only briefly and would have loved to know more about.
So far, there is an intent of creating spinoffs with the high-stake game taking place in other countries. In the show, one of the VIPs does mention that the game takes place in other countries, and the spinoff is set to expand in this direction.
The show follows a group of people struggling to make ends meet who get invited to play children's games, with the hopes of winning ₩45.6 billion (US$38.7 million) prize. But if you can't clear a game, you end up paying with your life and there will only be one winner in the end. The show was gripping, gory, and shocking. It has been praised not only for its visual elements but also for dealing with the state of humanity in a capitalistic society in a sharp allegory that will make you think.