The global streaming platform, Netflix, has officially confirmed that the popular Korean series ‘Squid Game season 2 will be to available to watch on their platform.
The streaming service made this known via its Instagram handle on Sunday with a teaser and a note from Director Hwang Dong-hyuk.
“As the writer, director, and producer of ‘Squid Game,’ a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show… Join us once more for a whole new round.”
The note also confirms that Gi-hun and the Front Man will return for the new season.
“The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” the note also adds that fans will be introduced to a new character Cheol-su, Young-hee’s boyfriend.
An excerpt of Hwang’s message to fans reads:
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to life last year. But it took 12 days for ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”
The Korean series took the world by storm last year rising to Netflix’s record-breaking ranks.
The series which launched on September 17, was viewed for 1.65 billion hours in its first 28 days making it the most watched Netflix series of all time.
Although a production timeline is yet to be announced, Hwang detailed in a 2021 interview with Vanity Fair that he could see the sequel launching in 2023 or 2024.