Whether or not you’ve gotten a chance to watch it yet, you have definitely heard of Netflix’s Squid Game by now. The hit Korean drama series—about a group of cash-strapped players who agree to participate in games with extremely high stakes—has taken off faster than…well, almost anything the streaming service has dropped before.
The dystopian thriller series dropped on Netflix on September 17, 2021, and in the weeks following built a massive and devoted fanbase. According to data from Vulture, Squid Game became the most streamed show in 90 countries. When you consider how many people are on Netflix, the number of Squid Game fans is staggering.
In fact, Squid Game’s popularity could fast-track the series to becoming one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time. This path is similar to the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which dropped on the service in 2016 quietly but built its fanbase via word of mouth in the weeks following. Stranger Things became a cultural phenomenon, and it seems Squid Game is already well on its way to become one too.
Here’s everything we know about the future of Netflix’s Squid Game.
Will there be a season 2?
Yup. Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told the Associated Press in an interview posted on November 9, 2021, that the show will return. In other words: green light!
On June 12, 2022, Dong-hyuk reconfirmed that Squid Game season 2 was a go via a letter to fans. “A whole new round is coming. It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year,” the director, writer, and executive producer wrote. “But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. As the writer, director, and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout-out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”