Get ready to lick sugar cookies, jump over glass steps, and play tug-o-war in Squid Game…all while fighting for your life.
The wild and crazy Korean sensation Squid Game will be returning for a second season. Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently spoke with Vanity Fair and revealed his plans for a second season to debut in late 2023 or in 2024. Hwang revealed that season 2 is in very early development.
A trademark of the series, Hwang stated that fans of the show will see new games in season 2. If you’re worried about lack of creativity, Hwang stated that he has “three pages worth of ideas” that he plans on turning into a working script. Teamwork versus individualism was a big aspect of Squid Game. We saw in many episodes that, teams that worked closely together had a better chance of surviving.
Even if the game was an individualistic game, aiding each other towards completion of the task at hand turned beneficial for the entire group.
No one can deny that the series became a worldwide phenomenon. According to Variety, Squid Game is, by far, Netflix’s most-watched show of all time. The thrilling, yet deadly, minigames pulled 1.65 BILLION hours streamed in the first four weeks alone.
That’s the equivalent of 182,000 years in total. Wow. Just as a comparison, the first season of Bridgerton, which currently sits at number one for most-watched tv series in the English language, has 620,000 million view hours. That is an immense gap between the first and second.
South Korean pop culture is a heavy hitter in the entertainment business. From musical acts such as PSY, BTS, and BLACKPINK, to movies such as Train to Busan and Parasite, Korean entertainment left a big footprint that I believe is just the beginning. It’s not just Korean movies and series that are popular.
Lately, a big wave of Asian culture crashed up the western seas. Movies like IP Man, The Raid, and Okja are very popular. The Raid, for example, is getting an American adaptation. Series like Giri/Haji, Hellbound, and Alice in Borderland are all extremely popular as well.
WHAT IS SQUID GAME?
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, got lost in the woods the last year, got rescued from a deserted island, got abducted by aliens, or just simply do not own a tv (although you’re rare like a unicorn), here is a summary of Squid Game:
A prize pool of $38 million dollars is up for grabs. It can all be yours if you’re able to compete throughout a series of child games that will kill you if you don’t succeed. A game of four hundred and forty-six money-addicted challengers will take on these deadly games to ensure they keep the money for themselves.
An inside source from Netflix revealed that Squid Game only cost $21.4 million dollars. In return, the first season earned the streaming giant a whopping $891 million in “impact value”. Considering the state of Netflix’s affair recently, it seems renewing the series is well worth it for the streaming service.
Have you seen Squid Game yet? What are some ideas that you want to see come to fruition for the upcoming season? Can you add a cool deadly spin to any particular game you used to play as a kid? Imagine having to play hopscotch but blindfolded with a pit of piranhas underneath you? Yikes. Don’t forget to follow our social media pages, and hit the notification bell. Until next time!
Source: Vanity Fair