Hwang Dong-hyuk explains that the filming of the Netflix series has been so long and exhausting that he does not plan to return to the sequel in the short term.
It may be the most watched series of all time on Netflix tomorrow. Ted Sarandos says it. And the boss of the content of the platform is likely to not have season 2 of Squid Game to order in the coming months.
And for good reason, despite the global success that has been emerging for 8 days (in the top 10 of the most watched content in more than 70 countries), the creator of Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has no plans to do a sequel. In any case not for the moment!
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In interview with Variety, the South Korean tells about the meticulous process that made it possible to build this series. He works alone on his projects, like for his film Silenced of 2011. And this time again, Hwang Dong-hyuk is the writer and director of all episodes. Squid Game is the culmination of nearly 13 years of planning and it also took her six months to simply finish filming the first two episodes. So much so that he had to take a break to breathe, in the middle of production. The task was therefore exhausting and he is not ready to repeat the effort immediately:
“I don’t have any really elaborate plans for Squid Game 2. It’s pretty tiring just thinking about it. But if I had to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using an author’s room this time. And I would like several experienced directors to help me. “
It is therefore not a definitive no, but rather a “not now“. Still, Netflix may be able to convince him to go back to coal …