A still from Netflix thriller Squid Game. Its director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, says the global success of the series came as no surprise.
A still from Netflix thriller Squid Game. Its director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, says the global success of the series came as no surprise.
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As big as BTS: Squid Game director on why Netflix thriller’s global success is not a surprise – ‘the most Korean is the most universal’

  • Hwang Dong-hyuk saw the potential in using old children’s games from South Korea as the premise for a series in 2008, but waited until now to make Squid Game
  • The world was finally ready for such ‘peculiar, violent survival stories’, he felt, but making it was still a gamble and stressful. He hedges on a second season

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A still from Netflix thriller Squid Game. Its director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, says the global success of the series came as no surprise.
A still from Netflix thriller Squid Game. Its director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, says the global success of the series came as no surprise.
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