KBC 14: The popular T.V. series ‘Squid Game’ was produced in which country?
A) South Korea
Answer: South Korea
Created by South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk, the 2020 drama television series Squid Game is based on the teachings of survivalist influences. The cast includes Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.
The Squid Game was released worldwide on September 17, 2021, to critical acclaim and international attention. It is Netflix’s most-watched series, becoming the top-viewed program 94 countries and in the NBA’s top watched program for its initial four weeks, surpassing Bridgerton in terms of viewership.
The series has also received various accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for O-Yeong-su and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Lee Jung-jae and HoYeon Jung, respectively.
The three made the first Korean stars to achieve the Top Three awards. It comes with eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Best Drama, being the first non-English language series to be nominated in that category.
Seong Gi-hun, a divorced father and struggling gambler who lives with his mom, is invited to play a series of children’s games for a shot at a large cash prize. He is taken to an unknown place, where he is among his 455 fellow players who are having financial problems. The players are required to wear green tracksuits and are kept under watch at all times by masked security guards in pink jumpsuits with the green tracksuits, with each death adding 100 million to the potential grand prize.Gi-houn recommends other companions, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo and North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok, in an effort to survive the psychological and bodily twists of the game.
By late 2023 or early 2024, Netflix’s show is going to be broadcast again for Season 2. Netflix is also developing a reality competition program based on the video game Squid Game, on which over 456 competitors have a chance to compete for a big cash prize.