Netflix drops Squid Game 2 announcement

Squid Game 2
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Green light! It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. It clocks in at 1.65 billion viewing hours. Now Netflix, amid dropping subscriptions, hopes to boost them again the violent action series’ renewal.

The streamer announced the news Monday with a super creepy 10-second teaser that opens on an extreme close-up of the show’s “Red Light, Green Light” animatronic doll. The circle, square and triangle representing different designations of the Squid Game guards appear at the bottom of the screen as the number “2” takes the place of the robot’s eye.

The streamer also treated fans to a sneak preview of the upcoming season from writer, director and executive producer Hwang Dong-Hyuk.

“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.  And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.  Join us once more for a whole new round. Hwang Dong-hyuk Director, Writer, and Executive Producer of Squid Game.” Watch below:

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Netflix hasn’t announced a date for production or release yet. The series could make history as the first Korean-language series to win big at this year’s Emmy Awards. Netflix has submitted the show into 20 categories, including Best Actor for Lee Jung-jae, Best Supporting Actress for Jung Ho-yeon and Kim Joo-ryoung, and Best Supporting Actor for Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo, Anupam Tripathi. Here are some pics from a recent FYC Netflix event:

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