'Squid Game' season 2 not before the end of 2024

"Squid Game" fans better not hold their breath: Producer Hwang Dong-hyuk hasn't written the script for season two yet, saying on Monday it likely won't be released before the end of 2024.

"I have to work on season two. Hopefully I can show it to fans by the end of 2024,

he South Korean writer-director told the MIPTV festival in Cannes in the south of France

A day earlier at the adjacent Canneseries festival, he admitted to writing only three pages of script for the follow-up to the violent mega-hit.

In the "squid game", contestants from marginalized sections of society compete for

money in a traditional South Korean children's game – in which the losers are put to death.