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The story behind the global success of Squid Game

South Korean thriller Squid Game made history when it became the first foreign-language show to win top honours at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards last week. Actor Lee Jung-jae won the Emmy for Best Actor In A Drama Series, becoming the first person to take the top award for a performance not in English. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk also won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series. The nine-episode series is streaming on Netflix and a second season is confirmed.

Following the achievement, let’s look at the behind-the-scenes production and how the series came to life.

The filming of Squid Game. photos courtesy of YOUNGKYU PARK

How it all began

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