‘Squid Game’ creator confirms season 2: You leave us no choice

“Gi-hun will be back and he'll do something for the world,” Hwang Dong-hyuk said

squid-game-reuters Lee Jung-jae, Jung Hoyeon, Hwang Dong-hyuk and Park Hae Soo attend a special event for the television series Squid Game in Los Angeles | Reuters

The creator of Netflix's Squid Game has confirmed that the hugely popular South Korean series will be back for a season two. Netflix, however, has not formally announced a second season.

Due to the show's global success, Hwang Dong-hyuk said, "I almost feel like you leave us no choice."

"There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season," he said at a red-carpet celebration for the show Monday night, according to reports. Hwang said he was in the planning process and that it is too early to say when it is going to happen. “I will promise you this, Gi-hun will be back and he'll do something for the world," he said.

The dystopian survival drama is said to have become Netflix's biggest-ever TV show. The nine-part show follows 456 people struggling with debt in Seoul who sign on to play a series of deadly competitions based on Korean children's games, the winner of which will receive 45.6 billion won (USD 38 million). It stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.

Just like the Oscar-winning Korean language film Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, the show has been lauded for highlighting the widening gulf between the ''haves'' and ''have nots''.

Squid Game had also attracted attention for its colourful and fantastical production design by Chae Kyung-sun--the green and pink tracksuits worn by the contestants and the game referees have sparked a merchandise race.

-with PTI inputs