The Korean drama, thriller, horror fiction series Squid Game was released on Netflix in September 2021. This drama series was at its peak of popularity within a few days of its release. While the Squid Game's making cost is around $21 million, Netflix earned more than $900 million. The first had 9 episodes. Now there is speculation about releasing the Squid Game Season 2 on Netflix. However, there is no official announcement yet. But different sources have been expecting that Netflix will announce the next season anytime soon. Here is what we know about Netflix Web Series Squid Game season 2.
Squid Game Netflix: Background
Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of the squid game series, started working on this story in 2008. However, the idea of a squid game series came to his mind before 2008. At that time, he used to visit a manga café in Korea regularly. LIAR Game, Battle Royale and Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji Manga inspired Dong about the Squid Game. He prepared the preliminary draft by 2009. Dong approached different production houses in Korea with his draft. But no houses showed any interest as the plot was strange and unrealistic. So, what was the plot? Let's have a look.
The series is a story of some defeated and troubled people who are frustrated in the battle of life. In this series, 456 debt-ridden contestants take part in a special game. The final winner will get 39 million US dollars. On the other hand, each eliminated person will get killed. This was the main plot, and the players had to take part in 6 different games in a 9-episode series.