Netflix is looking at a season two for its hit series “Squid Game”, but has not yet confirmed production.
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said the series would continue on the streaming platform Monday during a screening of the show in Los Angeles.
“I almost feel like you’re leaving us no choice,” he told the news service. “There has been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season.”
A Netflix spokesperson told CNBC that a second season of the show is “under discussion, but not yet confirmed”.
Hwang tempered expectations during a conversation with reporters. He said that while he plans to have lead actor Lee Jung-jae return as the lead character Seong Gi-hun, he didn’t know when production on the project would begin.
“It’s in my head now,” Hwang said. “I’m currently in the planning process. But I think it’s too early to say when and how that will happen.”
The basis of “Squid Game” came from the struggles of Hwang’s own family in 2009, after the global financial crisis. The series follows 456 players, all of whom are deeply financially indebted, as they risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for a large cash prize.
The show premiered on Netflix in September and quickly became one of the streamer’s hottest shows. In its first 28 days on the platform, “Squid Game” was watched by 111 million users for at least two minutes, the most of any other series in that period.
The previous record holder was ‘Bridgerton’, which was watched by 82 million subscribers for at least 2 minutes during the first 28 days of the service.