Squid Game is one of the winners of the 2021 Gotham Awards and Director Hwang Dong-hyuk has officially confirmed that his party will continue the Squid Game series for season 2.
The series, made by director Hwang Dong-hyuk, won the Breakthrough Series category at the annual film awards in the US. Hwang Dong-hyuk as the director of Squid Game welcomed this victory. He also recalled the challenges faced before releasing the series.
Less than 12 days after airing, the series became the No. 1 on the planet.
Squid Game managed to beat five other nominees, namely The Good Lord Bird (Showtime), It’s A Sin (HBO Max), Small Ax (Amazon Studios), The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios), and The White Lotus (HBO Max/HBO).
In this event, the Squid Game series was also included in the Outstanding Performance in a New Series category through actor Lee Jung-jae. However, this category was won by Ethan Hawke in the series The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) and Thuso Mbedu in the series The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios).
This year, the Squid Game series has also been nominated for the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. The series is competing in the The Bingeworthy Show of 2021 category. he series, directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, competes with Cobra Kai, Loki, Mare of Easttown, Outer Banks, Sex/Life, Ted Lasso, and The White Lotus. The 2021 People’s Choice Awards will be the second award event for Squid Game after becoming a phenomenon in recent times. Squid Game tells the story of people who are so deeply in debt that they agree to take part in a series of deadly childhood games.
This dystopian survival drama from South Korea, starring Lee Jung-jae and Park Hae-soo, is reported to have become the biggest TV show ever on Netflix.
This fame prompted director and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk to work on Squid Game season 2. Hwang Dong-hyuk said that the story idea of Squid Game season 2 was already in his mind.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk officially confirmed that his party would continue the Squid Game series for season 2. Hwang Dong-hyuk explained potential ideas that would later appear in Squid Game season 2. Currently Squid Game season 2 is still in the planning process. Therefore, it does not yet know when it will be released and how the story will go.
Squid Game season 2 build time
Regarding the plan to make Squid Game season 2, Dong-hyuk said, he would need help from several parties. Previously, Dong-hyuk wrote and submitted each of his ideas by himself on every episode of Squid Game.
“I don’t have well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2’. It’s quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I did, I definitely wouldn’t do it myself,” said Dong-hyuk.
“I would consider using the writer’s room and would like a lot of experienced directors,” he continued.
Then, Dong-hyun reveals about one potential idea for season 2 that involves a new focus on the police, as well as using Frontman. He explained that he plans to add the story of Frontman (a former police officer who is now overseeing the game) in season 2.
According to him, the problem with police officers is not just a problem in Korea.
“I saw it on the global news that the police can be very slow in acting, there are more victims or the situation will get worse because the police don’t act quickly. This is an issue I want to raise. Maybe in season 2 I can mention this more, Dong Hyun said.
Currently, Dong-hyun is still considering and season 2 is still not formed what it will be like. He said that he is currently quite busy, because there is a film that he really wants to make.
Regarding the timeline or progress of making season 2, Dong-hyun estimates that it will take more than a year to work on the continuation of this series. Because, he is still drafting the continuation of the new season. “So it could be 18 months, or 2 years, I wouldn’t rule it out, but it would be big.”