Hwang Dong-hyuk, creator, author and director of the insanely common Netflix show Squid Game, has launched a be aware in regards to the upcoming second season, alongside a teaser trailer.

“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year,” writes Dong-hyuk. “But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”

After thanking the followers he goes on to supply some particulars in regards to the subsequent season:

“And now, Gi-hun returns. The front man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend.

“Join us as soon as extra for an entire new spherical.”

If it’s been a while since you watched: Gi-hun is the show’s main character. Young-hee is a giant animatronic doll that is the centrepiece of a game called Red Light, Green Light, and her boyfriend’s eye is the focus of the teaser trailer: his name’s apparently Cheol-su.

Also confirmed to return is the Salesman, the character who first draws Gi-hun into the world of the Squid Game. This is the “man within the swimsuit with ddakji”, ddakji being the envelope-tossing, face-slapping game of escalation that’s used to attract Gi-hun into coming into.

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“We are working on the script right now and making the form of the story,” says government producer Kim Ji-yeon. “But there’s definitely a lot of pressure on how to make [Season 2] even better. I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience.”

The nine-episode Korean drama is one in all Netflix’s biggest-ever unique hits and, as Tyler famous on the time, is closely impressed by Battle Royale (the film, not the videogame style), alongside stuff just like the Running Man. Indeed a part of its horror is combining a few of these dystopian ideas with childrens’ avenue video games.

The show’s success noticed it encourage a wave of videogames loosely primarily based on its concepts: primarily in creation platforms like Roblox and Minecraft, which noticed a flood of “squidlikes” and oh-so many Squid Game mods. Netflix has additionally mentioned it is contemplating an official Squid Game: The Game, 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’m fairly certain it will not take 12 years to reach.