Fans of Netflix's soon-to-be most popular series yet are finding more signs that the second season of "Squid Game" might be on the way.

The show's main character, Seong Gi-hun (played by breakout star Lee Jung-jae), appeared to challenge the shadowy clique behind the show's namesake children's game in the season 1 finale, leaving fans with a big cliffhanger.

Rather than enjoying his hefty ₩45 billion (approximately $38 billion) prize, Gi-hun appears to be hell-bent on avenging the atrocities he witnessed on the show's secluded island setting. They are possibly respecting the memory of Sae-Byeok (Jung Ho-yeon), the brave thief who fought hard to be among the last three candidates.

Hwang Dong-hyuk has yet to announce whether he will pursue a second season of the show, despite publicly stating following the debut of "Squid Game" that a second season was never intended. According to Vulture, Netflix's global television chief Bela Bajaria revealed that while they haven't officially ordered a second season, she's optimistic about the show's future while addressing its frontrunner.

"[Hwang] has a film and other things he's working on… We're trying to figure out the right structure for him," Bajaria said. The chief added that they hadn't decided the future of the show (yet!).

While the show isn't yet in process for season 2, given how difficult development was, it's understandable that the show's creators didn't expect a second season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the show's author wrote most of "Squid Game" over a decade ago. But studios mainly rejected the concept for the better part of a decade before Netflix picked it up two years ago.

Fans of the dystopian series' insight into South Korea's inherent class issues will be pleased to learn that Hwang recently hinted at the prospect of Gi-hun and a few other key characters making a comeback.

In a new interview with The New York Times, Hwang said that he has been thinking about potential plots for the second season of Squid Game. It's clear that Gi-hun will confront and examine the cult-like group behind the Squid Game, including the villainous creepy "Front Man" (Lee Byung-hun) who killed his own brother Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon). Since Gi-hun answered a call about the upcoming round of games in the cliffhanger episode, many have speculated that he would try to infiltrate the arena like previous characters did in season 1.

While viewers were naturally interested in learning how and why Jun-ho infiltrated the Squid Game in order to find his missing brother, the show never explored how the Front Man came to be. Jun-death ho's was not confirmed by the show after he went off the cliff after being shot by the Front Man.

Because many of the characters in "Squid Game" were murdered off over Season 1, this may be the easiest topic for fans to answer right now. Only two main characters are expected to return to take the plot forward, but the show's creators could work in prequel sequences or flashbacks throughout a potential second season.

  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Park Hye-jin as Cho Sang-Woo's mother
  • Park Si-wan as Kang Cheol
  • Lee Byung-hun as the Front Man
  • Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun

While you wait for more definitive information regarding the show's second season, you may watch the first season of "Squid Game" on Netflix. The show is available to watch on Netflix's web app or on streaming devices such as Amazon's Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. All episodes are also available to view on your iPhone or Android device. If you're new to Netflix, you may sign up for a monthly plan starting at $8.99.

Squid Game is a South Korean drama series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and was released on Netflix on the 17th of September, 2021.. The main protagonist of the series, Seong Gi-hun, is played by Lee Jung-jae. Squid Game/Hwang Dong-hyuk via Wikimedia Commons

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