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Squid Game
Squid Game

The Squid Game Korean RR Ojing-eo Geim is a Netflix survival drama television series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung are among the cast members. The series revolves around a contest in which 456 players, all of whom are in dire financial need, risk their lives to play a series of lethal children’s games in order to win a 45.6 billion (US$35 million, €33 million, or £29 million as of broadcast) prize. The Series title is based on Korean children’s game of the same name. Hwangs inspiration came from his own early economic struggles, as well as South Korea class disparities. Squid Game was released to critical acclaim and international attention on 17 September 2021.

It is Netflix’s most-watched series, having become the most-viewed programme in 94 countries attracting more than 142 million member households and amassing 1.65 billion viewing hours in its first four weeks of release and surpassing Bridgerton for the title of most-watched show. The series has also received numerous accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor Series, Miniseries or Television Film for O Yeong-su and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series for Lee Jung-jae and HoYeon Jung, respectively with all three making history as the first Korean actors to win these awards.

The series revolves around 456 players
Squid Game – The series revolves around 456 players


The series revolves around 456 players, all of whom are in dire financial need, risk their lives to play a series of lethal children’s games in order to win a Reward of 45.6 billion (US$35 million, €33 million, or £29 million as of broadcast) prize. Seong Gi-hun a divorced father and indebted gambler who lives with his elderly mother which is invited to participate in a series of childrens games for a chance to win a huge sum of money. Accepting the offer and he is whisked away to an unknown location, where he finds himself among 455 other players where all of whom are in dire financial straits.

The players are forced to wear green tracksuits and they all are constantly monitored by masked guards in pink jumpsuits with the games overseen by the Front Man who wears a black mask and a black uniform. The players quickly discover that losing a game results in death with each death adding of 100 million to the potential 45.6 billion grand prize.

Cast and Characters - Lee Jung-jae plays divorced chauffeur
Cast and Characters – Lee Jung-jae plays divorced chauffeur

Main Cast

The Squid Game, numbers in parentheses represent the Character’s assigned number.

Lee Jung-jae plays divorced chauffeur and gambling addict Seong Gi-hun. He lives with his mother and struggles to provide financially for his daughter and he plays the game to pay off his numerous debts and to demonstrate his financial stability in order to gain custody of his daughter, who is about to leave for the United States with her mother and stepfather.

Park Hae-soo portrays Cho Sang-woo Korean pronunciation a former head of an investment team at a securities firm and he was Gi-junior hun’s year classmate at Seoul National University. The police are looking for him for stealing money from his clients.

Wi Ha-joon plays Hwang Jun-ho Korean pronunciation a police officer who disguises himself as a guard in order to find his missing brother.

Kang Sae-byeok Korean pronunciation a North Korean defector, is played by HoYeon Jung. She enters the game to pay for a broker to transport her parents across the border and to purchase a home for her reunited family.

Jang Deok-su Korean pronunciation a gangster who enters the game to settle his massive gambling debts and including money he stole from his boss and underlings, is played by Heo Sung-tae.

Anupam Tripathi plays Ali Abdul a Pakistani migrant worker who joins the game to provide for his young family after his boss refuses to pay him for months.

Hwang Dong-hyuk
Hwang Dong-hyuk

Hwang Dong-hyuk had tried unsuccessfully to get investment for a different movie script that he had written on his mother and his grandmother had to take out loans to stay afloat but still struggled amid the debt crisis within the country. He spent his free time in a Manhwabang (South Korean manga cafe) reading Japanese survival manga such as Battle Royale, Liar Game and Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji. Hwang compared the characters’ situation in these works to his own current situation and considered the idea of being able to join such a survival game to win money to get him out of debt, leading him to write a film script on that concept throughout 2009.


Netflix Squid Game had seen a significant increase in viewership outside of North America and began investing in productions in other regions including Korea. Ted Sarandos and co-CEO of Netflix stated in 2018 that they were looking for more successes from overseas productions. The exciting thing for me would be if the next Stranger things came from outside America because right now historically nothing of that scale has ever come from anywhere other than Hollywood. Netflix had established an Asian division in 2018 and Hwang brought his script to their attention while they were still operating out of temporary leased office space in Seoul. The Kim Minyoung one of Netflix’s Asian content officers which was recognised by Hwangs talent from The Fortress and his other films and when he saw his script for Squid Game. he knew the service needed it. we were looking for shows that were different from what’s traditionally made it and Squid Game.

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