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After the raging global success of Squid Game on Netflix, new fans and Korean drama fans were eager for season 2. After the jaw-dropping cliffhanger with Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), fans wanted to know where the storyline could lead next.

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk announces a Squid Game Season 2 is officially in the works with Netflix and where Gi-hun is headed in the new installment. The director also teased fans he is in ongoing discussions with the streaming platform to develop a third season.

Character Seong Gi-hun for 'Squid Game' and 'Squid Game' Season 2 looking at calling card.
Character Seong Gi-hun for ‘Squid Game’ Episode 1 | via Netflix

What happened during the K-drama’s season finale?

It is not uncommon for K-dramas to end their run after 16 episodes or one season. But the finale events for Squid Game pushed some fans to want a continuation. By the end of the K-drama, Gi-hun made some peace with winning the Games and found a way to use the prize money appropriately.

But as he was ready to board a plane to see his daughter in the states, he witnesses the Salesman recruiting another player. It was a wake-up call for Gi-hun, and he realizes the tragedy and death he experienced will continue. The broken capitalist society finds always finds a way.

As Gi-hun is seconds away from boarding the plane, he stops and calls the number on the calling card. The Frontman urges him to continue his life and see his daughter. Instead, Gi-hun walks away from the plane.

The Squid Game finale had fans shocked and curious. Many fans questioned what Gi-hun could do to stop the system or if a Squid Game Season 2 would instead focus on other key characters.

Hwang Dong-hyuk confirms Gi-hun will take down the Games in ‘Squid Game’ Season 2

After the success of the K-drama, Hwang had no plans to continue for a second season. Many fans felt the ending was appropriate in the grander story the director wanted to tell about capitalism. Hwang also mentioned creating the K-drama was exhausting as he had made his career in movies. In an interview with AP Entertainment, the director revealed he had a storyline in mind for the second season.

According to Soompi, Hwang spoke to KBS and confirmed Squid Game Season 2’s storyline is underway and being discussed with Netflix. Now fans have more insight into what can be expected.

“The focus will be the story of Seong Gi-hun unraveling [the mysteries of the organization behind the game],” said Hwang. “The overarching plotline of Season 2 will be the story of the people that Gi-hun meets and the people he chases after.”

Fans theorized possible scenarios for the second season and were not far off. Gi-hun’s decision at the end of Squid Game would drastically impact a new storyline. A key question remains. Will Gi-hun’s journey to uncover the truth about the organization lead to Front Man’s backstory?

A ‘Squid Game’ Season 3 could be in the distant future with Netflix


Why ‘Squid Game’ Season 2 Has Fans Split Over Its Necessity

Hwang not only confirmed a Squid Game Season 2 but teased fans with a third season. During the KBS interview, the director also revealed he is in talks with Netflix for a Squid Game Season 3. Shortly after Hwang made the announcement, Netflix officially addressed his statement.

“It’s true that we are discussing a wide variety of possibilities for Squid Game, including the production of a Season 3, but nothing has yet been set in stone,” said a representative at Netflix. After the global success of the first season and the anticipation of season 2, a third installment is not far-fetched.

Squid Game joins the list of the rare few K-dramas that break the 16-episode and one-season golden rule. K-dramas like Love Alarm, Voice, Hospital Playlist, and Penthouse were a rousing success that worked well for the following season installment.