Squid Game creator in talks with Netflix for season 3

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Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo and Oh Young-soo in Squid Game.
Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo and Oh Young-soo in Squid Game.
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There are reportedly two seasons on the way of the hit South Korean drama Squid Game.

The survival drama created by Hwang Dong-hyuk sees hundreds of cash-strapped people compete in a series of children's games to win the final reward of 45.6 billion won (R572 million). It became Netflix's most popular series launch ever.

In November the creator/director told AFP that season two is in the planning process.

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Now in an interview with KBS, Dong-hyuk revealed that he is in talks with the streaming service about seasons 2 and 3, reports Korean pop culture website Soompi.

"I think we'll be reaching some sort of conclusion [to our discussions] soon. We know that many people are waiting, so everyone is working hard to prepare for the next season with a positive outlook," he said.

The director also teased the plot of season two, saying: "The focus [of the season] will be the story of [Lee Jung Jae's character] Seong Gi Hun unravelling [the mysteries of the organisation behind the game]."

He added: "The overarching plotline of Season 2 will be the story of the people that Gi Hun meets and the people he chases after."

The drama has also raked up TV award nominations, including three Golden Globe nominations and three Critics Choice nominations.

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