Squid Game creator hints at what fans can expect from season 2

Few of Netflix’s upcoming projects are highly anticipated like Squid Game season 2 – which means the pressure is on for creator Hwang Dong-hyuk. And he definitely feels it.

“Season 1 was too successful not to feel pressured,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Still, diving into the (rather dark) world of its creation while writing the next season brings some relief.

“When I write the script, I really immerse myself in this world that I’ve created, and it feels less intimidating,” he says. “Once seated in front of my laptop, I become part of the world I have created and completely forget the real world I find myself in.”

Regarding the second season, Hwang says he doesn’t want the creative direction to be a response to the reactions to the first.

Hinting at what fans can expect from the new episodes, he says, “The philosophies I put in place in the first season naturally extend into season 2.


“Instead of trying to live up to viewers’ expectations, I just thought about the last moment Gi-hun turned away from boarding, and thought about what he was going to do next.

“There will naturally be a flow of events leading up to the end of the season,” he continues. “I can’t share details yet, but you know that Seong Gi-hun became a totally new person at the end of Season 1, so Season 2 is going to talk about what this new Gi-hun will do and how things will work out with this new type of character.”

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