Squid Game was watched by over 142 million households. The Unique Korean show also became an international success. However, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has recently teased that Season 2 will have a dark twist. The writer-and-director of the massive Netflix hit stated he ‘was not really in the right place’ to discuss seriously the second season.
Although, he provided some insight into the direction he might take the dystopian drama. He told a virtual SAG panel hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s editor-in-chief Mary Margaret, “I’m not really in the right place to be discussing Season 2 in an official setting, but if there were to be a season 2, in the first season that we saw Gi-hun played by Lee-Jung-jae is a character whose humanity is shown through or exposed in certain situations.”
The 50-year-old showrunner went on saying, “In other words, his humanity is shown through a very passive manner. But I would think that in the second season, what he has learned from the games and his experience in the first season, they will all be put to use in a more active manner.” The show also stars HoYeon Jung, Gong Yoo, Wi Ha-joon, and Heo Sung-tae.
The Miss Granny director made comparisons between Gi-hun and other characters such as Frontman, to the path of the Jedi Knights in Star Wars with some starting off good but then becoming evil by turning to the ‘Dark Side of The Force.’ He continued, “And at the same time, as for the Front Man aka Lee Byung-hun who was also a past winner but became a Front Man, it’s like Darth Vader.
The Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk further added, “Some end up Jedi and some become Darth Vader, right? I think that maybe Gi-hun will go through a certain critical point where he is put through a test as well.” Meanwhile zooming into the camera, he joked, “If I had to be a Front Man, I would be the most scary Front Man you would ever see.”
However, Park Hae-soo, who played the character Cho Sang-woo or Player 218, was enthused with how the show was such an international success despite being ‘a uniquely Korean story.’ The 40-year-old actor said, “The fact that we created a uniquely Korean story, with a very Korean subject matter, with all Korean creators, the crew, the staff, and the wonderful cast.”