The streaming giant revealed over the weekend that a second season of the incredibly popular Korean show has officially got the green light. As well as the announcement, Netflix also released a letter from Hwang Dong-hyuk, creator of the show.

"It took twelve years to bring the first season of 'Squid Game' to life last year. But it took twelve days for 'Squid Game' to become the most popular Netflix series ever.

"As the writer, director and producer of 'Squid Game', a huge shout out to fans across the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show."

The director also teased some big character returns in his message to fans. "And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You'll also be introduced to Young-hee's boyfriend, Cheok-su.

"Join us once more for a whole new round."

Most interesting out of the above message is probably the introduction of Young-hee's "boyfriend". Young-hee is, of course, the giant animatronic doll who presides over the infamous 'Red light, green light' game. The game involves Young-hee allowing contestants to run towards a finish line on her 'green light' command. But once 'red light' is called, running must stop. If a contestant is caught out, they are shot dead. We're excited (and a little scared) to find out what this "boyfriend" is all about.

Dong-hyuk unofficially announced that the show would be getting a second and even a third season a few months ago, but it's the first time Netflix has confirmed a follow-up season publicly.

The Korean phenomenon reached over 1.65 billion viewing hours within its first month on the streamer, eclipsing other shows by at least double the amount of hours viewed.

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