Last September, the Korean series Squid Game was shown on Netflix, and the series was able to achieve huge successes that no one expected at all, so that The series is now on its way to becoming the biggest Netflix series ever. But the biggest surprise is that the Korean series was previously rejected by local studios and production companies more than 10 years ago, before Netflix picked it up, polished it, and showed it across its network.
According to what you said Wall Street Journal, that the creator of the series “Hwang Dong-hyuk”, who has a great reputation in “Korea”, first thought about the idea of the Squid Games series more than 10 years ago, and the director and screenwriter “Hyuk” lived with his mother and grandmother, but he had to stop writing the script. At one point, he was forced to sell his $675 laptop because he needed the money.
The report also indicated that the idea of the series was rejected by many local film studios, believing that the concept and plot of the story were unreasonable, ugly and very bloody, but nevertheless Netflix decided to pick up the show and polish it and give full freedom to the crew in order to highlight their creativity, to present the best possible perception, Which positively affected the series, and was certainly one of the reasons for its popularity.
Hyuk said that the effects of the Corona pandemic only exacerbated the inequality between the rich and the poor, so that the Wall Street Journal commented:
The world has changed after the pandemic, all these points made the story very realistic for people compared to a decade ago.
The Squid Game series was able to provide a strong performance not only in terms of viewership rates on Netflix, but in terms of the high ratings the series received, and it even got an 8.5/10 rating during our review of it.