Washington: A brief teaser has been dropped by the streaming platform on Sunday, officially confirming the return for the second season of Netflix’s hit drama series ‘Squid Game’. According to Variety, the clip was accompanied by a message from producer, writer, director and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk sending details about which characters are returning for the sophomore outing.
“Red Light… Greenlight! The Squid Game is officially back for Season 2!” Read the text along with the clip which shows a brief animation of the giant animatronic doll that appears heavily in the ‘Squid Game’ pilot.
In his statement, Hwang said, “Last year it took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to life. But it took 12 days for ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular Netflix series of all time.” We, the director and producer of ‘Squid Game’, have a huge slogan for fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
The narrator further teased the storyline for the follow-up season, revealing that protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) and masked antagonist Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) will both return.
According to Variety, the first season of ‘Squid Game’ marked Netflix’s biggest TV show to date; Last fall it recorded 1.65 billion hours in the first four weeks after its release. Earlier, in January, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos officially confirmed that more episodes would be coming.