Squid Game fans get the news they've been waiting for from Netflix
Los Gatos, California - Netflix's series Squid Game has gotten the green light for a second season!
The hit Netflix survival series about 456 contestants fighting for their lives in a twisted dystopian competition with a $36 million grand prize has officially been renewed for a second season, the streaming service announced Sunday.
"And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming," Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director and writer, said in a statement. "The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You'll also be introduced to Young-hee's boyfriend, Cheol-su."
The director also took a moment to thank fans for loving the show.
Netflix, described the second season as "a whole new round," but didn't provide any other details, such as a tentative release date. The company's CEO, Ted Sarandos, had previously dropped heavy hints that the Squid Game story would continue.
The first season of the Korean-language series premiered in September to rave reviews. According to the streaming platform, it became Netflix's most-watched series in just 12 days.
The show, which featured a giant creepy doll that played a deadly "red light, green light" game, became a global sensation.
Squid Game was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and won one. O Yeong-su became the first Korean actor to snap up a trophy after he was recognized as best supporting actor for playing Oh Il-nam, an elderly contestant with a brain tumor.
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