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Squid Game creator reportedly in talks for two more seasons

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The creator of Squid Game is reportedly in talks with Netflix for two more seasons.

The Korean series, which premiered in September, sees 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game involving multiple rounds of games. The prize? 45.6 billion won (just shy of £30 million), which would pull them out of their misery. Every game they face is a traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?

“This darkly entertaining satire of social inequality is a gripping, pointed ride,” we wrote in our review.

Since then, it has proven a huge hit worldwide, becoming the No 1 show on Netflix in 90 countries around the world, including the USA the UK. In fact, it’s Netflix’s biggest show ever, with 111 million accounts streaming it in its first 28 days on the platform.

There has been no official word yet on whether Netflix will renew the programme for a second chapter or leave it is a one-and-done effort. Now, however, writer/director Hwang Dong-hyuk has told KBS that he is in talks with Netflix about not only the possibility of Season 2 but also Season 3.

The Korean Times reported his comments, which follow similar remarks from Hwang to the Associated Press in November that a second season was “in the planning process” in his head.

Korean outlet Soompi says that Netflix issued the following statement in response: “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.”

Earlier in the year, Bela Bajaria — Netflix’s Global TV chief — told Vulture that a renewal would depend on Hwang’s own schedule and willingness, noting: “He has a film and other things he’s working on. We’re trying to figure out the right structure for him.”

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