The squid game has become a massive success. The series, premiered on September 17 at Netflix, could become the most view of the 'Streaming' platform in its first 28 days, surpassing the record that the Bridgerton holds. It is not surprising that the company is assessing the development of a possible second season.
Bela Bajia, Netflix Global Television Director, declared an interview with Vulture that the company is interested in continuing fiction. She pointed out that the creator of the drama, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, is busy with other projects, so they are trying to find a way to continue collaborating with him: "He has a movie and other things in which he is working. We are looking for the way to give with the right structure for him. "
Hwang Dong-Hyuk confessed in an interview with Variety that would consider having other scriptwriters and directors to continue the history of the squid game. Also, he admitted that he did not have "a well-developed" plan for his second season.
The filmmaker shared in a back interview with The Times that I had already thought about stories that could be part of a second episode batch while being developing fiction. He indicated that the frames of future chapters could explore the history of the leader of the game, character that appears with a black mask at first. Also, he pointed out that he would count again with the protagonist, Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae).
Bela would also have said that in Netflix did not expect the enormous impact of the Global Squid game: "We always knew that it was going to be an emblematic product in South Korea, but in no way could we have anticipated that it would be so great."
The Executive emphasized that the series received considerable promotion in several Asian countries, but not in Westerners, so it attributes part of its success to viewers' comments on social networks, which have contributed to the popularity of fiction. In addition, she highlighted that Korean dramas have grown 200% among US subscribers from the 'Streaming' platform over the past two years.Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 23:58