Netflix has released a brief teaser for the second season of its hit drama series "Squid Game".

"Squid Game" is a fictional drama from South Korea in which contestants who are desperately in need of money play deadly children's games to win cash prizes.

"It took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to life last year. But it took 12 days for 'Squid Game' to become the most popular Netflix series ever".

"As the writer, director and producer of 'Squid Game,' a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show."

Hwang’s statement continues by revealing that protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) and the masked antagonist the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) will both return.

"The man in the suit with ddakji might be back," he wrote, referring to the mysterious salesman who recruits desperate players to the game show.

A second season of "Squid Game" was essentially a foregone conclusion after the superlative success of the Korean series on Netflix.

It is the platform's first-ever Korean series to reach No. 1 in the United States, attracting 1.65 billion hours of viewing in the 28 days following its release.

After Hwang had hinted at a second season in the weeks following the show’s breakthrough, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos officially confirmed more episodes were on the way in January. 

Hwang has since indicated that a follow-up might be a ways off, stating that episodes likely premiering near the end of 2023 or the start of 2024.