Hwang Dong-hyuk, the writer and director of the hit Korean series “The Squid game” ( “Squid game”), said today that it is not only negotiating the possibility of a second season, but also a third.
In an interview with the chain of South Korean public broadcaster KBS, Hwang said he is negotiating with Netflix “a second and third seasons” series and expected to conclude talks “in the near future”.
It is the first time that the creator – who had already spoken of a possible second season – points to the possibility of the third installment of his successful fiction.
Hwang, 50, added that the second season would again focus on Seong Gi-hun, the lead played by Lee Jung-Jae, who takes the 45.6 billion won (about $ 39 million) prize at the Macabre contest in which hundreds of people in debt compete to the death to win that money.
Released last September, “The Squid Game” has become Netflix’s most-watched series, which has earned it a nomination in the United States for awards such as the Gotham or the Golden Globes.