The streaming platform already speaks of “universe” when referring to the future of the Korean series that became a phenomenon in 2021.
season 2 of the squid game it’s been on the cards ever since the Korean TV series became an unprecedented worldwide phenomenon on Netflix last fall. After an initial rejection by its creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, who claimed then that it had been exhausting to make a series and that he had other projects underway, the door that seemed closed began to open little by little. First, the streaming platform confirmed its interest in continuing and that it would make resources available to the creator, while the filmmaker began to show more interest, assured that it would end up happening at some point and even shared some of his first ideas.
Now, the road to the second season of The Squid Game has taken a giant step, The streaming platform has not only confirmed that the new season has the green light, but also speaks of “universe” when referring to the phenomenon series. This was confirmed with absolute conviction by the co-CEO and Head of Content for the network Ted Sarandos during a meeting for the announcement of the company’s results in the last quarter of the year when he was asked if there would be season 2:
Of course. The universe of ‘The Squid Game’ has only just begun
The confirmation of new episodes and the company’s interest in expanding the universe of the series is no surprise, however. Released in September 2021 without much expectation or promotion, the ‘thriller’ about survival games began to sweep the subscribers of the platform and, quickly, The word of mouth boosted her to the status of a phenomenon and made her break one record after another.
After surpassing La Casa de Papel as the most watched non-English-speaking series on the platform, The Squid Game did not take long to unseat The Bridgertons What the most watched new series in Netflix history. Then, for a whole month in which he was at the top of the top, the distance between them only increased.
The future of The Squid Game
At the moment no more data has been given, but an example of what Netflix could be thinking when talking about expanding the universe could be found in The Witcher, another of the most successful series on the platform. In the case of the fiction starring Henry Cavill, in addition to several seasons, the platform has produced a sequel, The Witcher: Blood Origins, and even an animated fiction.
In the case of squid game, the universe of the series has the potential to tell new stories, since the origins of the game are unknown and the plot confirmed that it had editions in other countries.
The creator of ‘The Squid Game’ promises that there will be season 2 and who will be back in the new episodes
Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had already confirmed that he was having talks about it for not just a second season, but a third, which may very well be the “universe” Sarandos is referring to. “There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season that I almost feel like we’ve been left with no choice.”, aseguraba Hwang Dong-hyuk a The AP. “But I will say there will be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process right now. But I think it’s too early to say when and how it will happen.”
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