Netflix‘s smash hit series ‘Squid Game’ is set to return for a second season. The film’s creator, writer, and director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the latest development in a recent interview with the Associated Press.

A translation of what he said: “So there’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. 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. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen. So I will promise you this…(in English) Gi-Hun will come back, and he will do something for the world.” Dong-hyuk has previously stated that he was unsure if Squid Game would come back for Season 2, saying:  “I don’t have well developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2.’ It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”

Squid Game follows Seong Gi-Hun, played by Lee Jung-jae, as he and hundreds of other desperate and deeply indebted contestants compete in a violent and often grotesque competition for about $38 million. Only one person can win the prize, and those who lose the series of children’s games pay with their lives.  Released on Sept. 17, Squid Game became Netflix’s biggest-ever series launch.

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