In mid-September, a Korean Netflix original series became the sensation of all viewers and perhaps one of the platform’s biggest hits. The Squid Game It was so addictive, attractive and violent in its messages, that it undoubtedly caught the public and their desire to see a sequel made in a second season format. However, for its director the experience of filming it was so problematic and stressful that it will probably be a while before this becomes a reality.
However, his thinking about a continuation did not mean that the director refrained from revealing some of his ideas and considerations that he would have to carry out a sequel to The Squid Game. The series tells the story of a group of 456 people who voluntarily undergo a series of deadly games in which at the end there will be a millionaire prize. All of them, desperate and exhausted by the debts and problems of their daily lives. They agree to participate in a kind of contest in which the greatest prize, besides money, is to preserve life.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk designed this story, its twists, and mounting tension throughout nine episodes. However, this was a first for a filmmaker who has always been used to setting up movies that are a couple of hours long. About it he spoke with Variety, by explaining the process involved in writing the script for the Korean serial.
“To write [El juego del calamar] it was more difficult than normal for me, since it was a series, not a movie. It took me six months to write and rewrite the first two episodes, “he explained. “I don’t have well-developed plans for The Squid Game 2. It’s quite exhausting to think about. But if he had to, he certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a writers room and would want several experienced directors with me. ‘
Therefore for Dong-hyuk the continuation of the story will not happen anytime soon. Rather, for now, he spends his time writing the draft of his next film, a project that tentatively KO Club is the acronym for Killing Old Men Club. There are still no details about that film, but perhaps it is even part of a new alliance that the director builds with the platform. streaming.
And is that The Squid Game Since its release on September 17, it has quickly become one of the biggest hits the red ‘N’ platform has ever had. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos recently told Deadline that the series could be the biggest success in series that the platform has ever had. These reports were never confirmed, but undoubtedly the increase in reproductions during its first weeks pointed towards it.
All nine episodes of The Squid Game is now available on Netflix.
The entry The Squid Game: Director explains his ideas for the second season was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.