15 Freakishly Odd Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Squid Game

15 Freakishly Odd Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Squid Game

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.

If you actually want to see Squid Game’s terrifying robot doll up close -- you can (as long as you don’t mind traveling to Korea). Here’s the full story, plus 14 others:

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

Jung Ho-yeon prepared really, really well for her Squid Game audition. To audition for the role of Kang Sae-byeok, her first-ever acting role, she spent three days doing nothing but eating and filming her audition tape. CRACKED.COM

Source: TIME

One of the games in Squid Game was genuinely frightening to film. 02 It was the one with glass panels, and the panels were actually about three feet above the ground - -which made actors really afraid to jump. CRACKED.COM

Source: NME

Hwang Dong-hyuk had to stop writing Squid Game to sell his laptop. He was living with his mother and grandmother at the time, and they were pretty at one point, he had to sell his laptop for laptop $675). CRACKED.COM

Source: Yahoo

Squid Game's creepy robot doll was borrowed from a rural museum. She stood at the entrance of a horse carriage museum in Jincheon County, and the crew returned her (with a hand missing) when they were done. CRACKED.COM

Source: Insider

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