Squid Game was one of Netflix's most popular new series last year, and interest has risen for when series 2 will be arriving on the streaming service.

The first season of Squid Game became Netflix's most-watched series when it premiered last year, with the service saying that more than 142 million households streamed it in its first month.

Creator of the series, Hwang Dong-hyuk, told Associated Press at the time of its release that he had a second series in mind.

He said: "It's in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A scene from Squid Game (PA)A scene from Squid Game (PA)

According to another interview with Variety, he hopes to have new episodes on Netflix by the end of 2024.

Whilst that is still a long way off, Hwang has got his hands full with writing the new series as well as writing the screenplay for a new film.

He’s developing 'Killing Old People Club', a new film inspired by a novel penned by Umberto Eco, the revered Italian intellectual and essayist.

Hwang has already said that the film will be "controversial" and will be "more violent" than Squid Game.