News about global success of ‘Squid Game' continues to surprise its creator-director


When writing the series, director Hwang knew the first game had to be Red Light, Green Light. Photos: Netflix

Hwang Dong-hyuk, the writer and director who recently made his Netflix debut with Squid Game, expected the bloody survival battles to make the series a hit – but not at the international level.

“I thought the series was either a hit or a complete failure. But I believed in the potential of my work and hoped the viewers would enjoy the episodes by feeling nostalgia.

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