Netflix has confirmed the arrival of Squid Game Season 2 and it looks like the cast and team are about to receive a huge raise. Due to the success of the series, the cast and team have received one-time bonuses from the streaming giant.
Netflix has rewarded everyone’s hard work in producing the most popular series in the company’s history. Will you see that when Squid Game Season 2 comes out?
According to AllKpop, the production company has not revealed the size of the bonuses, but a large sum is to be expected. It made around $ 900 million for a show that cost $ 21 million to produce.
However, Bloomberg claims cast members were getting a fraction of what the stars of the HBO drama Succession made per episode. But they could find out now that the bonuses showed how lucrative the dystopian series was for the station.
Most of the money made went to Netflix, not the producers or the performers. The creator Hwang Dong-hyuk even said that he didn’t make a lot of money from the first season.
The success of the series naturally raised a big question. Anyway, that could mean a big raise for everyone in the upcoming Squid Game Season 2.
Netflix and HBO reward their employees by paying them more money for the upcoming seasons of their series. A good example are Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss, who didn’t get rich right after season one.
But when the series ended in 2019, they and the cast were fine. With the success of Squid Game Season 1, the second season is now in the works.
Netflix is said to be rushing production so fans can see it earlier than expected, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Hwang decided to end season one with a large cliffhanger to hint at the return.
He deliberately chose not to board the plane for Seong Gi-hun to answer the question: Why did the world become the way it is now? Amid all the theories and guesswork put forward by the fans, the creator promised to hold onto the basic plot and hope that it will meet fans’ expectations and even go beyond.
Hwang said fan expectations are immense and diverse. Though he was having a hard time interpreting exactly what they wanted, he vowed to make a meaningful Squid Game Season 2.