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Netflix announces second season of hit 'Squid Game'

Netflix, which described the second season as "a whole new round," did not provide any other details, including a premiere date

FILED - 12 October 2021, ---: A scene from Season 1 of the Netflix series "The Squid Game." The series pushes the number of Netflix subscribers in South Korea to a record level last September. Photo: YOUNGKYU PARK/Netflix/dpa - ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit einer Berichterstattung über das Streaming der Serie nur mit vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits.
A scene from Season 1 of the Netflix series 'The Squid Game.' Photo: Youngkyu Park/Netflix.

'Squid Game' has gotten the "green light."

The hit Netflix survival series about 456 contestants fighting for their lives in a twisted dystopian competition with a $36 million grand prize has officially been renewed for a second season, the streaming service announced Sunday.

"And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming," Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director and writer, said in a statement.

"The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You'll also be introduced to Young-hee's boyfriend, Cheol-su."

Netflix, which described the second season as "a whole new round," did not provide any other details, including a premiere date.

Most-watched

The Korean-language series premiered in September to rave reviews, becoming Netflix's most-watched series in just 12 days, according to the streaming platform.

The show, which featured a giant creepy doll that played a deadly "red light, green light" game, became a global sensation.

The show was nominated for three Golden Globe awards and won one: O Yeong-su for best supporting actor for playing Oh Il-nam, an elderly contestant with a brain tumor. He is the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe.

Netflix announces second season of hit 'Squid Game'
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