Squid Game

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Squid Game
Hangul오징어 게임
Revised RomanizationOjing-eo Geim
McCune–ReischauerOjingŏ Keim
Created byHwang Dong-hyuk
Written byHwang Dong-hyuk
Directed byHwang Dong-hyuk
Composer(s)Jung Jae-il
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time32–63 minutes
Production company(s)Siren Pictures Inc.[2]
Budget$21.4 million
Original networkNetflix
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Atmos
Original releaseSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
Other websites
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Squid Game is a 2021 South Korean survival drama television series created for Netflix. It was created by Hwang Dong-hyuk. It is about a contest where 456 players play a series of deadly children's games to win 45.6 billion.

Plot[change | change source]

Seong Gi-hun, a divorced father and indebted gambler who lives with his elderly mother, is invited to play a series of children's games for a chance at a large cash prize. Accepting the offer, he is taken to an unknown location where he finds himself among 455 other players who are all in deep financial trouble. The players are made to wear green tracksuits and are kept under watch at all times by masked guards in pink jumpsuits. The games are overseen by the Front Man, who wears a black mask and black uniform. The players soon discover that losing a game results in death, with each death contributing ₩100 million to the potential ₩45.6 billion grand prize. Gi-hun allies with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo and North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok, to try to survive the games' physical and psychological twists.[3]

Cast[change | change source]

Actor/Actress Character
Lee Jung-jae Seong Gi-hun
Park Hae-soo Cho Sang-woo
Wi Ha-joon Hwang Jun-ho
Jung Ho-yeon Kang Sae-byeok (North Korean defector)
O Yeong-su Oh Il-nam

References[change | change source]

  1. "Squid Game: the smash-hit South Korean horror is a perfect fit for our dystopian mood". the Guardian. 2021-09-30. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  2. Lee, Julie (August 10, 2021). "Squid Game invites you to deadly childhood games on September 17". Netflix Media Center. Archived from the original on August 11, 2021. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  3. "Korean series 'Squid Game' gives deadly twist to children's games". ABS-CBN News. September 15, 2021. Archived from the original on September 15, 2021. Retrieved September 15, 2021.