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In Brief: Netflix officially teases ‘Squid Game’ season 2, and more

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Netflix on Sunday released a quick teaser for season two of Squid Game, along with a message from creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk announcing the return of the hit drama series. “Red light… GREENLIGHT! Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2!” reads the message on the streamer’s official Twitter page, alongside an animation of the gigantic animatronic doll that features heavily in the Squid Game pilot. “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,” Hwang wrote in a separate tweet. “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.” He also revealed that protagonist actor Seong Gi-hun and the masked antagonist the Front Man — played respectively by Lee Jung-jaeLee and Byung-hun — will both return…

HBO has canceled its dark romantic comedy Made for Love after two seasons. “We are tremendously grateful for the truly spectacular journey of these past two seasons, courtesy of Alissa Nutting, Christina Lee, Cristin [Milioti], Billy [Magnussen], Ray [Romano] and the entire Made for Love cast and creative team – especially Zelda the talking dolphin and everyone’s favorite synthetic love interest, Diane,” reps for HBO Max said in a statement obtained by Variety. “Like a Gogol chip, the series will always be on our minds.” Made For Love, HBO Max’s first original series. described as “a poignantly humorous story of modern love and divorce”…

Ben Affleck has added Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker and Marlon Wayans to the cast of his untitled docudrama for Amazon Studios, documenting for the true-life story of former Nike executive Sonny Vaccarro, according to Deadline. Affleck is also starring in the film, along with his Good Will Hunting partner Matt Damon. Production started production Monday in Los Angeles…

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