Netflix K-Drama Thriller ‘Squid Game’ Season 1 Know about the drama : 2021 is shaping up to be one of the best years for South Korean content on Netflix. With numerous exciting new Originals arriving throughout the year, one of the series we’re particularly excited for is the release of Squid Game. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about Squid Game, including the plot, cast, trailer updates, and the Netflix release date.

Squid Game is an upcoming Netflix Original K-Drama thriller series written and directed by Hwang Dong-Hyuk. It’s been four years since Hwang Dong Hyuk’s last project, The Fortress, for which he won numerous prestigious awards at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, including the award for Best Screenplay.

Netflix has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on content from South Korea, with the majority of money spent on Originals arriving in 2021.

When is Squid Game season 1 coming to Netflix?

We haven’t been given an exact release date, but we do know that Squid Game is coming to Netflix in 2021. We’re expecting to see Squid Game land on Netflix soon, so expect to see an update on a release date within the next couple of months.

What is the plot of Squid Game?

A group of contestants is invited to take part in a survival game, with the grand prize of $10 Million. Taking place at an undisclosed location, none of the contestants are allowed to leave until there is a final winner. For each contestant, this is a chance of a lifetime to rebuild their lives after failing at it themselves previously.


Who is in the cast of Squid Game?

The following are the confirmed main and supporting cast members of Squid Game:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Ki HunLee Jung JaeChief of Staff | Triple | Air City
Sang WooPark Hae SooPrison Playbook | The Legend of the Blue Sea | Six Flying Dragons
Duk SuHeo Sung TaeDifferent Dreams | Your Honor | Cross
Joon HoWi Ha Joon18 Again | Romance is a Bonus Book | With Coffee
TBAJung Ho Yeon*Debuting in Squid Game*
TBAIm Ki HongRecord of Youth | Lawless Lawyer | We Are Brothers
TBAKim Joo RyungWhen My Love Blooms | A-Teen 2 | The Ghost Detective

A small list of guest actors have also been confirmed to feature in Squid Game:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
TBAGong YooTrain to Busan | Goblin | Coffee Prince
TBAJung Woo HyukEverybody Say Kungdari | Clean Up | The Cane
TBAWon Chun GyuChief of Staff | Hot Stove League | Hyena

Gong Yoo will also be starring in the Netflix Original series The Silent Sea, which is also set for a 2021 release.

When did the production of Squid Game take place?

It’s unclear when the production of Squid Game began, but we do know production was halted in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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