Squid Game, continuation… and certainly not the end! The incredible success of the battle royale on Netflix gave ideas to the streaming platform, which intends to capitalize on this box. To the delight of the creator of the series …
The problem with Squid Gameis that at the end of the first season, it’s over. Season 2 is still hypothetical, and it may take a long time to arrive on our small screens. Netflix does not want to leave its fans subscribers of the series in arrears: they can already follow the very good documentary dedicated to the filming of the phenomenon, and it is far from over.
Red carpet for Hwang Dong-hyuk
Netflix wants to capitalize on this success: the platform has put online three films shot by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator and director of Squid Game. We will find the drama there Silenced, filmed in 2011 with the actor of the series Gong Yoo, the comedy-drama Miss Granny (2014) with Na Moon-hee and Shim Eun-kyun, as well as The Fortress (2017) with Kim Yoon-seok and Lee Byung-hun who also appears in Squid Game.
These films will allow us to better understand the work of Hwang Dong-hyuk, which is therefore not limited to Squid Game. A series on which he also worked for many years before obtaining the result that we know. Now all the doors are open to him and we can imagine that Netflix is pushing hard to get a sequel as quickly as possible.
Before bringing the visually astounding and socially relevant Squid Game to life, Hwang Dong-hyuk directed several acclaimed South Korean feature films – and now, three of those movies are available on Netflix in The US!
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The impact of the series is as much cultural as economic: it would have generated nearly 900 million dollars (much more than the 21.4 million dollars of its budget)! About 132 million people watched at least the first two minutes of Squid Game within the first 23 days of its availability on Netflix. Spectators who undoubtedly devoured all the episodes beyond these two minutes.