While Squid Game creator, writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk remained very secretive about the plot of season two, he said a plan is firmly in place.
“I’m working on the treatment. I have like 30 pages of it,” he said. “I basically have all the games and characters and storylines.”
While the games are the crux of the series, Hwang Dong-hyuk said coming up with them is actually the worst part of his creative process.
“It’s not easy to make a serious game out of a children’s game,” he said. “It was not easy at all for seasons one and two. It took a lot of time to figure out which games I wanted to use. It’s still agonizing. I had to come up with six new games, so we’ll see.”
Don’t expect any secrets about season two to start floating around, as Hwang Dong-hyuk is being incredibly protective of his material—even when it comes to members of his own cast.
“Confidentiality is the most difficult for me,” he said. “Except for the main character of Seong Gi-hun, I don’t think the supporting roles will get the full script at once, because there could be so many spoilers about the games and everything. If some actors just appear in one part, I’m just going to give that part of the script to them.”
Getting Squid Game intel is proving to be the most difficult game of all!
In May, Hwang Dong-hyuk told Variety that the second season of Squid Game is not expected to premiere until at least the end of 2023.