Squid Game (Korean; RR: Ojing-eo Geim) is a Netflix original South Korean survival drama series developed 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 show centers on a competition in which 456 contestants, all of whom are deeply in debt, risk their lives by playing a series of lethal children's games in the hopes of winning a reward worth $45.6 billion (US$38 million, €33 million, or GB£29 million as of a broadcast). The series' title is based on a Korean children's game of the same name. Hwang had devised the idea based on his own early economic problems, as well as South Korea's class gap and capitalism. Despite the fact that he first wrote it in 2009, he was unable to find a production firm willing to fund the project until Netflix expressed interest in it in 2019 as part of their effort to broaden their international programming offerings.

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Squid Game's two main characters are inner clones of the creator. That's what he calls them, as they represent parts of him - he grew up with his mom in Ssangmun-dong, like Gi-Hun, but went to SNU like Sang-Woo. CRACKED.COM

Source: CNN

The original uniforms for Squid Game's soldiers were very different. The creator's first idea was a boy scout-like outfit, but he wanted something that would make them look like drones- like ants in an ant colony. CRACKED.COM

Source: OK.co.uk

A small but important moment in Squid Game's first episode was unscripted. BRO 702172 When Gi-hun knocks the coffee cup from Sae-byeok's hand and puts the straw back in, Gi-hun's actor Lee Jung-jae just improvised that. CRACKED.COM

Source: Newsweek

Making Squid Game was incredibly hard on creator Hwang Dong-hyuk. 321 312 402 He lost six teeth on the set and, in an interview, said he was still missing two molars - he needed implants, but hadn't had the time for them. CRACKED.COM

Source: IGN

Hwang Dong-hyuk created Squid Game as a kind of wish fulfillment. 218 456 He read comics like Battle Royale, and he thought he'd play games to the death like that for a big prize - -which inspired Squid Game. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Times

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