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Squid Game season 2 officially confirmed by Netflix
Photo: © ANP

Squid Game season 2 officially confirmed by Netflix

Squid Game season 2 officially confirmed by Netflix
Photo: © ANP

Netflix has officially announced the production of a second season of Squid Game.

The Korean show is the most popular Netflix series in the history of the platform, with an astonishing 1.65 billion hours watched by viewers in the first four weeks of its release.

The plot revolves around a contest where down-on-their-luck citizens are put through a series of deadly challenges based on children's games in order to win 45.6 billion South Korean Won, which is around £29 million.

The enormous success of Squid Game both commercially and critically meant that a second series became inevitable, though a future was certainly hinted at in the last few minutes of the final episode of season one.

Netflix confirmed the sequel series this week along with a message from creator Hwang Dong-hyuk which read:

"A whole new round is coming. 

"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.

"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."

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