Squid has been widely praised by viewers around the world, with millions tuning in to the new drama series from South Korea. In fact, it is currently on its way to becoming Netflix’s most successful show to date.
In a statement, Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarando even said: “Squid It will definitely be our largest program in a language other than English in the world, hands down, and there is a very good chance it will be our largest program to date. “
But will we get even more? Squid in the future? Right now, the future of the exciting series is undecided. Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said Variety: “I don’t have well-developed plans for Squid 2. It’s quite exhausting to think about it. “
It was revealed that Hwang Dong-hyuk spent a decade developing the concept, adding that he would be joining others to bring a second installment to life. He said, “But if I did, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a writers room and I would want several experienced directors.”
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The nail-biting series sees members of the public taking part in large-scale children’s games, hoping to win a huge amount of cash (£ 28 million to be exact). But they soon realize that the stakes are high, as those who don’t complete the games are eliminated. Far from its standard elimination.
Throughout the series, we learn more about each character and their reasons for wanting money so desperately that they would risk their own lives for it. Most of the participants are unlucky or in huge debt, hoping to support themselves and their family.
Speaking about the concept behind the series, Hwang Dong-hyuk added, “I wanted to write a story that was an allegory or fable about modern capitalist society, something that represents extreme competition, something like the extreme competition of life.”
Squid Season 1 is available to stream now on Netflix.