Netflix confirms renewal of ‘Squid Game’ for second season

WASHINGTON: Prepare to take a deep dive into the world of Squid Game for the second time. Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, has officially renewed the popular show for a second season.

According to Variety, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, confirmed the continuation of season 2 during the company’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings interview.

When asked if there would be a second season of the South Korean survival drama, Sarandos responded, “Absolutely, the ‘Squid Game’ universe has only just begun.”

The first season of the drama, which was directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, featured an ensemble cast that included Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Hoyeon, and Oh Yeong-su. In the show, 456 cash-strapped contestants are invited by a mysterious organisation to compete in a series of children’s games with deadly consequences in order to win a share of approximately USD 38.5 million in prize money.

Earlier this month, the show took home a significant award at the Golden Globes.

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