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‘Squid Game’ Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk Shares Thoughts on Spinoffs, Teases Season Two

As the creator behind the global phenomenon Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk has had quite a year (or decade, if you count when he actually conceived of the story). Netflix released the Korean thriller Sept. 17 ­— two days before the 2021 Emmy Awards, to give you an idea of anyone’s expectations that the show was […]

Despite ‘Yellowstone’ Snub, Popularity Is a Priority at the Emmys

Over the past decade, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struggled to inject more populism into the Oscars. Solutions, which haven’t impacted a steady audience decline, have included expanding the number of best picture nominees and floating the idea of a “popular film” category, eventually settling this year for a glorified Twitter […]

Sam Richardson, Marcia Gay Harden and Other Emmy-Nominated Guest Actors on Their Brief — But Attention-Grabbing — Screentime

Sam Richardson (Ted Lasso, Apple TV+) Billionaire Edwin Akufo, who arrives from Ghana to buy out the contract of Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh), revels in watching people unravel in front of him. “Edwin comes in as this benevolent, greater-good figure — a billionaire who says billionaires shouldn’t exist. But he’s really just a petulant child,” […]

Netflix-Approved “Immersive” Squid Game Experience Coming to New York City

Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in the terrifying world of Netflix’s Squid Game? Starting in September, you can do so. Netflix has signed off on an immersive, adults-only (16+) interactive experience based on its global smash hit Squid Game. The experience is being launched by the interactive gaming and technology company Immersive Gamebox, […]

‘Squid Game’ Star Anupam Tripathi Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Squid Game fan favorite Anupam Tripathi has signed with CAA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The Indian actor moved to Korea on an arts scholarship and for the next decade worked mostly in small parts onscreen and stage until he landed his first major role in what became a global sensation […]

Half of This Year’s Emmy-Nominated Actors of Color Came From Three Shows

Squid Game’s historic 14 nominations went a long way toward buoying the diversity numbers for the 2022 Emmy acting nominees. Nearly 20 percent (five: lead actor Lee Jung-jae, supporting actors Park Hae-soo and Oh Young-soo, supporting actress Jung Ho-yeon and guest actress Lee You-mi) of this year’s nominated actors of color (26) hail from the […]

With ‘Squid Game’ Nominations, Emmys Finally Truly Go Global

Two years ago, Netflix broke ground for the Emmys with eight nominations for Unorthodox, its German-American limited series that was told in English, Yiddish and German. Now in 2022, another of the streamer’s programs have helped the Television Academy truly go global. Squid Game is the first series solely produced outside of a Western country […]

Non-English Content Has a Bigger Shot Than Ever at This Year’s Emmys

In March, Netflix’s Squid Game made history with its SAG Award wins for best actor and best actress, making it the first non-English-language series to take home those honors. The hugely popular South Korean drama is now an Emmy frontrunner, and it’s likely it will be the first non-English show to earn a series nom […]

Guest Column: How ‘Squid Game’ Creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk Created a Story That Knows No Borders

Life has always been difficult, a race from birth to death that you can only hope is populated with moments of transcendence and joy — a brief period of time that you endeavor to shape into something of meaning as you move through it. But for far too many, life is like some extreme competition […]

‘Squid Game’ Reality Series Coming to Netflix With Biggest Cash Prize in TV History

Netflix is staging a real-life Squid Game series that’s billed as “the biggest reality competition ever.” The streamer announced a reality TV production based on its global dystopian smash at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday. While the stakes won’t be life or death (presumably), Squid Game: The Challenge will have 456 players competing in […]

‘Squid Game’ Creator Teases Season 2 Character Appearances

Finally, some concrete details about Squid Game season 2. After the Korean thriller series became a worldwide sleeper sensation, delivering a season two became a no-brainer for Netflix. For the past six months-plus, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has pulled double duty, campaigning for the first season throughout both the winter awards circuit and now the summer […]

‘Squid Game’ Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, Star Lee Jung-jae on Lasting Impact of Show: “Great Stories Can Come From Anywhere”

Since its debut in September, Netflix’s South Korean survival drama Squid Game took the world by storm. It’s the streamer’s most watched show ever, and its castmembers have been showered with awards and critical acclaim, with Emmys in sight. It’s hard to fathom, then, that writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk first had the idea for the series […]