Fans of Netflix’s latest viral hit series want to know if Squid Game season 2 is happening. The Korean drama has become a worldwide sensation, topping the U.S. Netflix Top 10 list for over a week. Season 2 would seem to be a no-brainer, though comments by writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk indicate it’s not a sure thing.
Squid Game is part Hunger Games, part Battle Royale. It revolves around a mysterious survival competition, which invites 456 adults who have all struggled financially in life to play. They engage in traditional children’s games — such as tug of war and red light/green light — but with deadly twists, in the hope of winning about $38.5 million. There’s a lot of violence and blood; this is not a show for the faint of heart or stomach.
The nine-episode first season premiered September 17 on Netflix and entered the Top 10 list two days later at No. 8. By its fourth day, on Sept. 21, the show had attained No. 1.