We’ve long waited for an update on what the future has in store for Squid Game. During a Netflix-hosted press conference in Seoul, we finally got a few teases of what’s to come from the series writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who teased what his hopes are for the South Korean hit series.
In it, he confirmed that the second season will not include a Hollywood actor but is open to expanding in future seasons. In fact, he already has someone in mind potentially. It seems that he hopes to have Leonardo DiCaprio on board at one point in a future season.
There will be no known Hollywood actor in Season 2. That’s not in the plan and if the stage changes, maybe in Season 3 – but for Season 2, it is still set in Korea. Leonardo DiCaprio did say he’s a big fan of ‘Squid Game,’ so maybe if time or chances allow, we can ask him to join the games.Hwang Dong-hyuk
He also has confirmed that production will start in 2023 on the second season and Squid Game may finally make its return in 2024. There’s also a real-world replica in development by Netflix that’ll see real people imitating the games just without the deadly consequence. There’s no word of a Western adaptation but perhaps we’ll simply see these worlds collide as the in-universe game goes international.