The Korean filmmaker, in a The Hollywood Reporter exclusive, revealed that contrary to fan expectations, the sequel would be a natural evolution from where the story left off in the first season.
Dong-hyuk then shared more details about series lead Gi-hun.
Read an excerpt from the interview below:
“I’ve seen a lot of reactions from people about the show, but I don’t want to make season two a response to those reactions.
“The philosophies I put into the first season all naturally extend into the second season. Instead of trying to meet viewers’ expectations, I just thought about the last moment when Gi-hun turned away boarding, and I thought about what he was going to do next.
“There will naturally be a stream of events leading up to the end of the season. I can’t share details yet, but you know that Seong Gi-hun became a totally new person at the end of the premiere. season, so season two is going to be about what this new Gi-hun is going to do and how things are going to play out with this new type of character.”
Released in 2021 to record success, “Squid Game” follows Gi-hun, an unlucky driver who is invited, alongside 455 indebted gamblers, to play a series of children’s games for the grand prize of $45.6 billion. The players soon discover that losing the games leads to their death.