Finally! The CEO of “Squid Game” home production, Netflix, officially confirmed Season 2 of the series, claiming that the “Squid Game” universe has just begun. What does it mean, though?
Netflix Officially Confirmed the Production of “Squid Game” Season 2
Kdrama fans, you may have previously heard “Squid Game” director mentioning Season 2 and possibly Season 3 of the show. However, nothing is more convincing than the confirmation from the production house itself.
On January 21 KST, various media reported that Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has officially confirmed “Squid Game” Season 2 production. The company revealed this confirmation during their 2021’s fourth-quarter earnings interview.
Netflix Ted Sarandos Confirmed: “The ‘Squid Game’ Universe” Has Just Begun”
Furthermore, during Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings 2021 interview, media started asking its co-CEO, Ted Sarandos, whether there would really be a Season 2 for “Squid Game”. The media reported that Ted Sarandos answered the question confidently and exclaimed that the “Squid Game” universe has just begun.
“Of course, there will be! The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun!”Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix.
This confirmation is in line with the one of “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong Hyuk. The director previously stated that “Squid Game” would have a Season 2, and a possible Season 3. The director even revealed an exciting core plotline for “Squid Game” Season 2, which will revolve around Seong Gi Hun.
What Does It Mean by “Squid Game” Universe?
Finally, what does it mean now that Ted Sarandos has confirmed the “Squid Game” universe to have just begun?
According to Forbes, before “Squid Game”, Netflix previously experienced a massive blockbuster with its original series, “The Witcher”. Due to its high anticipation, Netflix began making several productions revolving around the series, including at least 5 seasons covering all the books, a prequel, an animated movie, and a kid show.
Today, “Squid Game” has managed to gain 3 to 4 times bigger attention and anticipation from “The Witcher”. As a result, the series has broken the record of Netflix and even any other streaming platforms worldwide. In addition, “Squid Game” has also gained multiple awards and recognition in the film industry, including People’s Choice, Gotham, AFI, Golden Globes awards winner, and four nominations for SAG Awards 2022.
With that in mind, industry sources believe that a Season 2 is just the very minimum plan from Netflix for “Squid Game”. While it is true that it has more limited source material, it will not be surprising if Netflix improvises with various spin-offs or animations of the series. After all, they are also currently discussing a possible Season 3.
So, are you excited now that Netflix has confirmed “Squid Game” Season 2? Stay with Kpoppost, and we will keep you updated about “Squid Game” news and information.
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