Squid Game creator intervenes in the Netflix reality series

Earlier this summer, Netflix affirmed its commitment to flowering Squid game franchise giving the green light to a series of reality competitions based on the Emmy-winning success from South Korea. Squid game: the challenge will see 456 contestants compete for a cash prize of $ 4.56 million (the largest flat-rate prize money in game show history) through a series of challenges inspired by children’s games. Players must devise new strategies and form weak alliances if they hope to make it to the end.

Fortunately, those who are eliminated will be sent home, not hit on sight like on the TV show. Even without this threat of horrific death looming over the participants, the project would have been targeted for attempting to shed light on serious issues surrounding class and economic inequality. About with the reporters gathered at the 74th Emmy Monday night, Squid game creator, director and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk explained that he has no problems with the spinoff.

“I think even though our show conveys a pretty heavy message – and I know there are some concerns about taking that message and turning it into a reality show with a cash prize – however, I feel like when you take things too seriously, this isn’t really the best way to go for the entertainment industry, “he said. “It doesn’t really set a great precedent.” The only thing he hopes to see is that Netflix carries on its “vision and intention as much as possible for the show”.

He concluded: “I would say that the replicas of such efforts will bring new meaning to the industry and I hope this will be a great new direction for the industry in general.”

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Nominated for 14 Awards a Primetime Emmy this year, Squid game has made the history of television with a total of three wins in the categories of Best Director in a Drama Series (Dong-hyuk), Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Lee Jung-jae) and Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Lee You-mi). “I really hope Squid game It won’t be the last non-English series to be here at the Emmys, ”Hwang said during his acceptance speech. “I also hope this isn’t my last Emmy.”

Season 1 of Squid game is now streaming on Netflix. A second season is currently under active development. Jung-jae is stuck to reprise the character of Gi-hun, winner of the latest contest. The actor was recently cast for a pivotal role in the next film Star Wars-inspired series, The Acolyte.

Looking for bloodier emotions? Check out the first season of USA Network’s SYFY and Chucky on Peacock, with the second season coming this fall.


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