Let’s make one thing clear before we go any further in this article: Netflix wants a Squid Game season 2. They’d be completely insane to not want it. We are talking here about one of the biggest hits of the past few years. It’s a truly global show that is different in style and tone than anything that is out there.
In the end, the decision on a season 2 will come down to whether writer/director Hwang Dong-hyuk wants to do more. Without giving too much away, we do think that the season 1 finale leaves the door open for another season — even if it looks and feels really different than anything we’ve seen so far.
Here’s where things get a little more interesting — according to a report from IndieWire, you are going to see Squid Game compete as a Drama Series rather than a Limited Series at the 2022 Emmys. This is an interesting move given that it easily could’ve competed in the latter — and technically, it will be a limited series long-term if Netflix ends up not bringing it back.
Can you argue that this is a hint that Netflix envisions a season 2? Sure, but we wouldn’t take it as proof that something is happening. Remember that we’ve seen plenty of “limited series” over the years be brought back for more; take a look at The Sinner or Big Little Lies as prime examples. We think this is mostly gamesmanship since Netflix likely envisions Squid Game getting more attention as a Drama Series, where it stands a good chance at a nomination.
If you’re hoping for a renewal, prepare to be waiting for a while. Netflix doesn’t force shows to come back in a certain window, like we often see with traditional TV. Odds are, you will be waiting for a while to get further news.
Do you want to see a Squid Game season 2 at some point?
Let us know what you think on the subject below! After you do just, stay tuned — once there are some other updates to report here, we’ll have them for you here. (Photo: Netflix.)
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