Streaming service Netflix has formally renewed its hit Korean survival drama collection “Squid Recreation” for a second season with writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk promising followers that “an entire new spherical is coming”. Hwang additionally revealed that Track Gi-hun aka participant no 456, performed by Lee Jung-jae, and The Entrance Man, a mysterious character essayed by Lee Byung-hun, will reprise their roles. He additionally teased the return of Gong Yoo, who performed the unnamed character of a person within the go well with with ‘ddakji’ who recruits gamers into the ‘Squid Recreation’, a collection of Korean’s kids video games with a lethal twist whose final surviving contestant shall be rewarded 45.6 billion gained as money prize.
In a observe shared on Netflix’s social media pages late Sunday evening, the acclaimed director thanked viewers for loving the present, which solely noticed the sunshine of day 12 years after it was conceived.
“It took 12 years to carry the primary season of ‘Squid Recreation’ to life final yr. Nevertheless it took 12 days for ‘Squid Recreation’ to grow to be the most well-liked Netflix collection ever. As the author, director and producer of ‘Squid Recreation, an enormous shout-out to followers world wide. Thanks for watching and loving our present.
“And now, Gi-hun returns. The Entrance Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The person within the go well with with ddakji may be again,” Hwang stated.
The director, additionally identified for Korean movies akin to “Silenced” and “Miss Granny”, stated on this season the viewers shall be launched to Cheol-su, the boyfriend of Younger-hee, the large creepy doll that shot lasers out of its eyes within the first spherical ‘Crimson Mild, Inexperienced Mild’ of “Squid Recreation” season one.
“Be a part of us as soon as extra for an entire new spherical,” he added.
The streamer’s announcement comes six months after Hwang stated he was in talks with Netflix over “season 2 in addition to season 3”.
“Squid Recreation” launched on September 17, 2021 and shortly turned a world hit for the streamer, topping charts internationally to grow to be the most-watched Netflix collection of all time.
In accordance with the makers, the official synopsis of the collection reads: “A mysterious invitation to hitch the sport is distributed to folks in danger who’re in dire want of cash. 456 individuals from all walks of life are locked right into a secret location the place they play video games in an effort to win 45.6 billion gained. Each sport is a Korean conventional kids’s sport akin to Crimson Mild, Inexperienced Mild, however the consequence of shedding is demise. Who would be the winner, and what’s the goal behind this sport?”
The wildly fashionable Ok-drama additionally starred Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Kim Joo-ryoung and Indian actor Anupam Tripathi.