Squid Game – the dystopian drama and global megahit – is back for a second season, Netflix has confirmed.
The series became the streaming giant’s most-watched show when it launched last September with over 100 million viewers in the first month.
The show tells the story of cash-strapped contestants who play childhood games in an attempt to win life-changing sums of money.
In South Korea, competitors have to beat 455 other people to earn money while playing kids games like Red Light, Green Light – but the catch is, if you lose, you die.
Writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk teased some details about the show’s second season in a letter released by Netflix.
He said that the characters Gi-hun and The Front Man will return and “the man in the suit with the ddakji might be back”.
“You will also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend,” he added.
Young-hee is a motion-sensing animatronic doll featured in one of the games.
The director said late last year that he was “in the planning process” for a second season.
Netflix has not revealed the release date for the new season.
The announcement comes as Netflix viewers continue to enjoy the first part of the fourth series of stranger thingsjust out.
In its first two weeks, more than 620 million hours of the new season had been watched. Volume 2 should be out in July.
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