Squid Game’s Hwang Dong-hyuk Teases Season 2: New Games, Players

Getting again within the recreation. Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk has already began fascinated about new video games and challenges for the gamers to tackle in season 2.

“[Everything is] still confidential. I mean, because we haven’t announced it yet,” he informed Us Weekly solely on the Time 100 gala on Wednesday, June 8, earlier than confirming that new episodes are, certainly, “coming” someday quickly. (Netflix confirmed that they’d renewed the present for a second season in January.) “Gi-hun [played by Lee Jung-jae] will come back and the Front Man will come back. [But] they’ll play new games, more exciting games.”

The new episodes will even introduce loads of new characters as a result of, as Hwang put it, “I killed all the great characters in the first season so I have to introduce now all new characters.”

The Korean sequence, which follows 456 gamers in a struggle for his or her lives — and a life-changing money reward — after they accepted an ominous invitation to play a sequence of youngsters’s video games, turned a large success when it premiered on Netflix in September 2021. Hwang by no means predicted that his present would attain such worldwide acclaim and he was equally shocked when it helped earn him a spot on Time‘s 2022 listing of the Most Influential 100 individuals on the earth.

Squid Game’s Hwang Dong-hyuk Teases ‘New Games’ and Players for Season 2

Hwang Dong-hyuk.
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“I mean, I never imagined to be on the list in my life,” the screenwriter confessed to Us. “That was a major moment. I called my mom [and exclaimed,] ‘I’m on the list!’”

During a September 2021 press convention in South Korea, Hwang defined that the dystopian thriller sequence was impressed by his personal childhood video games. “Squid game was the most physically aggressive childhood game I played in neighborhood alleys as a kid, which is why I also loved it the most,” he mentioned on the time. “In a way, it’s the most symbolic game that reflects today’s competitive society, so I picked it out as the show’s title.”

He additionally purposefully selected a child-like recreation to emphasise the life-or-death stakes that the gamers face within the present. “As a survival game it is entertainment and human drama,” he informed Variety that very same month. “The games portrayed are extremely simple and easy to understand. That allows viewers to focus on the characters, rather than being distracted by trying to interpret the rules.”

Viewers turned so hooked up to the characters whereas watching that they’ve even speculated that a few of them could return from the useless for upcoming episodes. “I don’t think she might come back,” Jung Ho-yeon, who gained a Screen Actors Guild Award for enjoying Sae-byeok, informed Vanity Fair in March. “And also guys, I’m so sorry to say this, but I’m very happy to be dying. … [And] my brother shouldn’t go there to play [either] … I’m gonna say no for that.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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