“SQUID GAME WAS REJECTED BY PRODUCTION HOUSES FOR TEN YEARS” – DIRECTOR

Written by on October 7, 2021

The most talked-about TV series right about now ‘Squid Game’ seems to be getting a lot of buzzes, but what many might not know is that the script had been ready for over ten years and various production houses including Netflix didn’t like it.

According to the director, show creator, and writer, Hwang Dong-hyuk it took ten years to get the green light from Netflix to buy into the Korean series.

He made this known in an interview with The Korean Times, where he stated, “The idea behind this work was very experimental. So I would keep on asking myself if audiences will find it convincing that the characters are risking their lives to play children’s games. After about 12 years, the world has changed into a place where such peculiar, violent survival stories are actually welcomed”

Just so you know, the director reportedly came up with the story in 2008 while living with his mother and grandmother but with no one interested and job scarce, he was compelled to sell his laptop, thereby halting the script’s development.

The nine-episode series which premiered worldwide on Netflix on September 17th has become a massive hit, making it become the most-watched series on Netflix in many countries.

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Squid Game is now set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date if the early viewership figures hold.

Squid Game is a Korean television series that features four hundred and fifty-six desperate contestants competing with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game, with the aim of winning a huge sum of money.


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