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Netflix Renews ‘Squid Game’ for Season Two, Announces Reality Competition Spin-Off



Netflix Renews 'Squid Game' For Season Two, Announces Reality Competition Spin-off

Last year, Netflix struck gold with a South Korean death game drama known as Squid Game. The sleeper smash took the streaming world by storm, more than paying off its decade-long production, edging out the mega-popular Bridgerton to earn the title of most-viewed series on the platform. Actor O Yeong-Su, who portrayed Oh Il-nam, even became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe when he won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. The series as a whole also notched Critics’ Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a special AFI Award.

As if it wasn’t a foregone conclusion, series writer/director/executive producer Hwang Dong-Hyuk has formally announced the renewal of the show for a second season:

That’s not all, though. Netflix has put out a casting call for a new reality competition series called Squid Game: The Challenge, which will feature challenges inspired by the show, albeit with much lower stakes than in the dystopian series. With 456 players and a lump sum cash prize of $4.56 million US, Netflix are looking to make even more history based on the roaring success of the latest death game phenomenon.

Read the full official statement on Squid Game’s renewal here, and read the full statement on Squid Game: The Challenge here. And if you’re interested, go to to check out how to audition for this historic competition.



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