Even though most South Korean TV series run for just a season, Squid Game is expected to be renewed because of its enormous success. The dystopian survival drama is believed to be Netflix’s biggest-ever show, which is why the possibility of more seasons is being discussed.
Squid Game Became a Global Phenomenon in a Matter of Days
The series creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk recently shared that fan pressure has been so big that he feels like they don’t have a choice but to make a second season. He added that the plot is in his head and that he is currently in the process of planning things out. But he also shared that it’s too early to say when and how things are going to happen. Still, he promised that Gi-hun will return and that he will do something for the world.
Squid Game tells the story of 456 people, all of whom are with compromised financial health, who risk their lives to play a series of kids’ games for the chance to win the sum total of ₩45.6 billion ($38 million USD). The thing that they don’t know is that the losers pay a hefty price for their failure.
The Show’s Cast Is Overwhelmed by Their Fame
The main character Seong Gi-hun is played by Lee Jung-jae who told reports that his life has changed since the launch of the show. He said that people even in America started recognizing him and that he really doesn’t know how to respond to all that love.
His co-stars Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-yeon, and Wi Ha-joon, also shared that their lives haven’t been the same since Netflix released Squid Game. In fact, their recent success has allowed them to dream of working in Hollywood productions in order to build on their already interesting careers.
While Netflix hasn’t officially announced the show’s renewal, fans are hopeful that the news will come soon, especially after Hwang Dong-hyuk’s declarations.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Is Currently a Holdout for the Packers
The Green Bay Packers have started their full squad minicamp Tuesday without Aaron Rodgers. This is the first time in Rodgers’ long NFL career that he was chosen as a holdout.
Apparently, the star quarterback has now skipped the complete Packers offseason program, as he had failed to show up for each of the three phases of the voluntary workout sessions. Unless he suddenly decides to show up in the middle of this latest camp, the mandatory reporting date for NFL MVP will become the July 27 kickoff for training camp.
Rodgers Continued Absence Is Part of an Escalating Standoff With the Packers
Apparently, Rodgers’ absence is a significant escalation in his standoff with the Packers and signals a deepening resolve that should be addressed by the team’s front office as it prepares for the next season. This comes after he bypassed the workout phases that would have given him a $500,000 offseason workout bonus. Now the Packers can fine Rodgers around $93,000 for missing the mandatory camp. This shows that if Rodgers is willing to lose nearly half a million to stay away from working with his teammates, he might be willing to take this attitude into the 2021 preseason or beyond.
The Packers Will Have to Fine Rogers $50,000 Per Day If He Does Not Show Up After July
While the Packers cannot gift Rodgers the $500,000 workout bonus due to his lack of participation, they can extend the quarterback an excused absence for camp to avoid fining him the $93,000. Still, when training camp begins in July, they will have to fine him $50,000 per day because the league mandates this for players who are in a holdout.
Whether that becomes the case for Rodgers remains to be seen, but now the Packers must move forward with other kinds of pressure. First, they have to answer questions about how they will heal their relationship with the star quarterback. Then, they have to deal with the fact that they are not using the best quarterback in the NFL. Still, this will put a spotlight on second-year quarterback Jordan Love.