Hwang Dong-hyuk, creator, author and director of the insanely fashionable Netflix present Squid Sport, has launched a word concerning the upcoming second season, alongside a teaser trailer.
“It took 12 years to carry the primary season of Squid Sport to life final 12 months,” writes Dong-hyuk. “However it took 12 days for Squid Sport to develop into the most well-liked Netflix sequence ever.”
After thanking the followers he goes on to supply some particulars concerning the subsequent season:
“And now, Gi-hun returns. The entrance man returns. Season 2 is coming. The person within the swimsuit with ddakji could be again. You may even be launched to Younger-hee’s boyfriend.
“Be a part of us as soon as extra for a complete new spherical.”
If it has been some time because you watched: Gi-hun is the present’s primary character. Younger-hee is a big animatronic doll that’s the centrepiece of a recreation referred to as Red Gentle, Inexperienced Gentle, and her boyfriend’s eye is the main focus of the teaser trailer (opens in new tab): his title’s apparently Cheol-su.
Additionally confirmed to return is the Salesman, the character who first attracts Gi-hun into the world of the Squid Sport. That is the “man within the swimsuit with ddakji”, ddakji being the envelope-tossing, face-slapping recreation of escalation that’s used to attract Gi-hun into coming into.
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“We’re engaged on the script proper now and making the type of the story,” says govt producer Kim Ji-yeon (opens in new tab). “However there’s undoubtedly a whole lot of stress on methods to make [Season 2] even higher. I do know that a whole lot of the totally different followers and audiences have loved the sequence very a lot, however actually we’re specializing in methods to make it much more joyful to the worldwide viewers.”
The nine-episode Korean drama is certainly one of Netflix’s biggest-ever unique hits and, as Tyler famous on the time, (opens in new tab) is closely impressed by Battle Royale (the film, not the videogame style), alongside stuff just like the Operating Man. Certainly a part of its horror is combining a few of these dystopian ideas with childrens’ avenue video games.
The present’s success noticed it encourage a wave of videogames loosely based mostly on its concepts: primarily in creation platforms like Roblox and Minecraft, which noticed a flood of “squidlikes (opens in new tab)” and oh-so many Squid Sport mods (opens in new tab). Netflix has additionally mentioned it is contemplating an official Squid Sport: The Sport (opens in new tab), although has since gone quiet.
The ending of the primary sequence made it fairly clear that this story would proceed, and it arguably deserved its success (not least for the gorgeous and imaginative set design). Season 2 does not have a launch date but, however I am fairly positive it will not take 12 years to reach.