Squid Game is Netflix’s most popular series to date, and stars one of South Korea’s biggest actors in Lee Jung-jae. But for years no production company would touch it. Photo: Netflix
Squid Game is Netflix’s most popular series to date, and stars one of South Korea’s biggest actors in Lee Jung-jae. But for years no production company would touch it. Photo: Netflix

Nobody wanted to make Squid Game – now it has 14 Emmy nominations, stars the hottest Korean actor and competes with the likes of Succession

  • In 2009, writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk could not get an actor to commit to playing the lead in what would become Squid Game. Now it has 14 Emmy nominations
  • Hwang discusses why the show is so popular now and his struggles making it a reality, while Lee Jung-jae talks about his character Gi-hun being an ‘anti-hero’

Squid Game is Netflix’s most popular series to date, and stars one of South Korea’s biggest actors in Lee Jung-jae. But for years no production company would touch it. Photo: Netflix
Squid Game is Netflix’s most popular series to date, and stars one of South Korea’s biggest actors in Lee Jung-jae. But for years no production company would touch it. Photo: Netflix
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