Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama television series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk for Netflix.The series revolves around a secret contest where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial hardship, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a ₩45.6 billion (US$35 million) reward. The title of the series draws from a similarly named Korean children’s game. Hwang had conceived of the idea based on his own economic struggles, as well as the class disparity in South Korea and capitalism.

Squid Game was released worldwide on September 17, 2021, to critical acclaim and international attention. It is Netflix’s most-watched series, becoming the top-viewed program in 94 countries and attracting more than 142 million member households and amassing 1.65 billion viewing hours during its first four weeks from launch. 

The first series received fourteen Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series, making it the first non-English language work to be nominated in this category; Lee won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series, making the first time an Asian actor had won this award for a non-English work.

In June 2022, the series was renewed for a second season, which is slated to be broadcast by late 2023 or early 2024. Netflix is also developing a reality competition program based on Squid Game, currently being filmed in the United Kingdom, featuring 456 players competing for a cash prize of £4.56 million.

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