YouTube star Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has teased a second Squid Game video following Netflix’s confirmation that another season of the Korean drama is in the works.
Squid Game shocked the world last year, becoming the most famous show to air on Netflix only 12 days after its release. The Korean drama, which tasks 456 contestants with deadly challenges, quickly became a global phenomenon with the help of social media.
Being so popular, we began seeing YouTube and TikTok creators post their own spin-off versions of the series. However, MrBeast easily took the crown all for himself, as his recreation of the hit show was almost identical to the original – and even got the seal of approval by Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk.
With Netflix’s confirmation that the second season of Squid Game is on the way, it looks like MrBeast is looking to get in on the action and potentially make a follow-up to his best video yet.
Shortly after Netflix’s big announcement on June 12, revealing that Squid Game had officially been renewed for a second season, the popular YouTube creator kindly requested for the show’s creators to make the challenges easier to recreate in real life.
“Can you make the challenges easier to do IRL this time,” said the YouTube star in a tweet.
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Can you make the challenges easier to do irl this time haha
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) June 12, 2022
Additionally, with the streaming giant’s announcement that fans can sign up for a chance to participate in a reality show based on the games within Squid Game, MrBeast showed keen interest in participating.
“Let me be a part of one of the challenges please,” he tweeted to Netflix.
Let me be apart of one of the challenges plz 😂
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) June 15, 2022
Given that his last Squid Game video cost the YouTube star a staggering $3.5M, there’s no telling how much his follow-up video for season two will set him back.
However, the amount of publicity his first rendition at recreating Squid Game got – amassing close to 260M views on YouTube at the time of writing, there’s no wonder he’s so keen to make another.