The popularity of the series Round 6 it can't be overstated, with more than a hundred million viewers having already watched the live action drama produced in South Korea, which puts participants in a game of life and death with the promise of eliminating their respective debts. With all that, the series launched in Netflix it ended up becoming one of the most watched ones today, overthrowing so many others.
Of course, with all this, requests for a second season have already started, as well as so many others that may occur, such as the arrival of an adaptation in the form of a game. Anyway, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the creator of the series, Hwang Dong-hyuk talked about ideas and potential for a new season, as well as how the first one went. Check below, via THR.
“It's true that the first season ended indefinitely, but I really thought this could be a good ending to the whole story too. Season one ends with Gi-hun turning back and not boarding the plane to the United States. And that was, in fact, my way of getting the message across that you shouldn't be dragged into the competitive flow of society, but that you should start thinking about who created the whole system – and if there's any potential for you to turn around and face it. So it's not necessarily Gi-hun coming back for revenge. In fact, it can be interpreted as him making immediate eye contact with what's actually happening in the big picture.”
The creator, screenwriter and director of Round 6 also said that while he didn't think about a second season, he's pushed the limits of what could happen in a second year if Netflix gave the green light to return to Round 6. Remembering that when a series is created, it is thought of as a one-season arc, and then if it's successful, these stories can be explored in more seasons.
“But there are some other stories in the series that haven't been covered. For example, the cop story and the story of his brother, Front Man. So if I end up creating the second season, I'd like to explore that plot – what's going on between those two brothers? And then I could also tell the story of that recruiter in a suit who plays ddakji with Gi-hun and gives him the card in the first episode. Of course, we could follow Gi-hun's story when he comes back and explore more about how he will navigate his reckoning with the people who are designing the games. So I don't know yet, but I'll just say that there are a lot of possibilities for the second season plot.”