The "big hit" of Netflix's original "Squid Game" showed that the popularity of K-content could be a huge "trend" that does not simply end in the box office success of one or two works. The fact that "Yacha" (director Na Hyun), starring actor Park Hae-soo of "Squid Game," recently ranked third in the world in the Netflix film category (as of the 11th of the FLEX Patrol), proves this. Director Na Hyun of "Yacha" and lead actor Seol Kyung-gu attributed the popularity of "Yacha" to subscribers' keen interest in Park Hae-soo, who emerged as a "world star" through the "Squid Game." This shows that the popularity of the "squid game" is spreading to interest in other contents in Korea.

"Squid Game" recorded as diverse as Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" in 2019. Leading actors Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon were the first Korean actors to win the Best Actor in a TV Drama Series and Best Actress in a TV Drama Series at the SAG, respectively. Lee Jung-jae also won the Best Actor Award in a Drama Series at the Critics Choice Awards in the U.S. At the same awards ceremony, "Squid Game" won the "Two-time title" by winning a foreign language drama award. Actor Oh Young-soo of "Kkabu Grandpa" is the first Korean actor to win the best supporting actor award in a TV drama category at the 79th Golden Globe Awards.

Behind the success of the "Squid Game" was the hard work of director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who complained that six teeth were lost due to the stress he gained while preparing for the work. According to director Hwang Dong-hyuk, "Squid Game" was planned as a movie in 2008 more than a decade ago, but it was not produced due to criticism that it was "unfamiliar and difficult." The work, which had been buried for about 10 years, met Netflix and was planned as a series, and it became a "great work" that topped the world's top 10 TV programs (show) category for 46 consecutive days.

Now, director Hwang Dong-hyuk's future move is a major issue that not only the Korean content industry but also the global content industry pays attention to. For this reason, not only domestic but also foreign media are showing great interest by reporting on Hwang's next film. Again, the most interesting topic is the season 2 of "Squid Game."

According to the Korean broadcasting and film industry, director Hwang Dong-hyuk has recently begun writing the script for season 2 of "Squid Game." Coach Hwang mentioned about season 2 at the PGA at the end of last month, "There will be a better game, that's all I can say." At the time, he said, "I'm still brainstorming and collecting ideas for season 2, and I haven't started writing yet." It is already known that Lee Jung-jae, the main character, including Lee Byung-hun and Gong Yoo, will appear in season 2. In the PGA interview, director Hwang said, "We will try to make the actors who appeared in season 1 appear in season 2," raising questions about Jung Ho-yeon's character, saying, "There may be twin sisters."

On the 5th, a little later, Hwang Dong-hyuk announced that season 2 of "Squid Game" will be released on Netflix in 2024 at an event on MIPTV in Cannes, France.

At the meeting, he also mentioned his next work other than "Squid Game." It's a project called 'Killing the Elderly Club.' Director Hwang said he wrote a 25-page treatment for his next film, adding, "It's another problematic work, it's going to be more violent than the Squid Game." "Killing the Elderly Club" is known to have come up with the idea from the article "How Old People Survive" in Umberto Eco's essay book "How to Pretend to Understand the Crazy World."

Director Hwang later attended the recent "Deadline Contenders Television" event and talked about "Killing the Senior Club." "This project and the upcoming project have to take into account the political polarization, cultural differences and difficulties, environmental climate change, etc. that we will observe, criticize and continue to deal with these topics in future projects," he raised expectations.

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