Netflix has confirmed the coming of "Squid Game" Season 2 and it looks like the cast and crew are up for a big raise. With the show's success, its cast members and the team have received one-time bonuses from the streaming giant.
Netflix has compensated everyone's hard work in making the most popular series in the company's history. With that said, will they experience the same when "Squid Game" Season 2 drops?
AllKpop noted the production company did not reveal the amount of its bonuses, but it could be expected huge. For a show that cost $21 million to make, it earned about a whopping $900 million.
However, Bloomberg claimed its cast received only a meager of what the HBO drama "Succession" stars earned per episode. But, they might now experience the same after the bonuses showed how lucrative the dystopian series had been for the network.
Most of its earned money went to Netflix and not to the producers or the cast. In fact, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk even said that he did not make a lot of money from the first season.
With the success of the series, of course, it raised a big question. Anyhow, this might mean a big raise for everyone in the upcoming "Squid Game" Season 2.
Netflix and HBO are rewarding their people by paying them more on the future seasons of their shows. One good example is the "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and DB Weiss, who did not get rich as soon as the first season dropped.
But when the show ended in 2019, they, along with the cast, were doing just fine. So, with the success of "Squid Game" Season 1, the second season is now in the works.
Netflix is said to be rushing its production so that fans can see it sooner than expected, per Entertainment Weekly. Hwang decided to end the first season with a major cliffhanger to hint at its return.
He intentionally chose Seong Gi-hun not to aboard the plane so that it could answer the question, "why has the world come to what it is now?" So, amid all the fan-made theories and assumptions, the creator promised to stick to its basic storyline and hope that it would meet fans' expectations and even go beyond it.
Hwang said fans' expectations were "immense and diverse." Though he found it hard to exactly interpret what they wanted to happen, he swore to make a meaningful "Squid Game" Season 2.