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Squid Game: Watch series creator ramp up the tension in behind-the-scenes Netflix footage

Season 1 of Squid Game is now streaming on Netflix.

By Josh Weiss
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Netflix isn't playing games with a nearly 13-minute look behind-the-scenes of the streamer's breakout hit: Squid Game. While the footage isn't constructed like a documentary-style featurette, it still gives us a look into the creative process of creator/director, Hwang Dong-hyuk.

You can see how he gave the cast members incredibly-detailed instructions on how best to convey the nail-biting tension surrounding the deadly competitions featured in the show. It's a testament not only to the writer's vision, but also to the actors' dedication. This fiery combination of precise direction and gung-ho attitude anchors the story with emotion and sky-high stakes.

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After months of speculation over whether or not the project would be renewed for a sophomore outing, Dong-hyuk finally confirmed that a second season is currently in development. 

"There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season," he said. "So, I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It's in my head right now; I'm in the planning process currently. I do think it's too early to say when and how that's going to happen, so I will promise you this: Gi-hun will come back [and] he'll do something for the world."

As for where the story would go after Season 1's ambiguous conclusion, Dong-hyuk said that "there are some other stories in the series that have not been addressed." In particular, he mentioned "the story of the police officer and the story of his brother, the Front Man."

He continued: "So if I end up creating Season 2, I’d like to explore that storyline — what is going on between those two brothers? And then I could also go into the story of that recruiter in the suit who plays the game of ddakji with Gi-hun and gives him the card in the first episode. And, of course, we could go with Gi-hun’s story as he turns back, and explore more about how he’s going to navigate through his reckoning with the people who are designing the games."

Season 1 of Squid Game is now streaming on Netflix. The title beat out Stranger Things and The Witcher for the biggest series launch in the company's history. Indeed, it's estimated that five percent on the world's population has watched Squid Game.

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