Netflix’s “Squid Game” is the smash-hit South Korean dystopian thriller series that’s currently projected to become Netflix’s most-watched show of all time. After premiering on September 17, the nine-episode first season has gone on to become the top-ranked show in all 83 countries where Netflix provides service (via ABC News). With numbers like that, it’s highly likely that “Squid Game” will return for Season 2. While a second season likely won’t be available for some time, it’s never too early to start thinking about what’s next.
“Squid Game” Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger that gives a pretty good indication of where Season 2’s story may be headed. One year after winning the deadly series of children’s games and receiving the grand prize of $38.3 million, protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) has become disillusioned with the whole enterprise. The Season 1 finale ended with Gi-hun calling the wealthy organizers of the Squid Games and vowing to take them down. Season 2 will most likely follow Gi-hun on his quest for revenge but, in a recent interview with the U.K. outlet The Times, “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk teased the possible return of another Season 1 character.