The creator of the Squid Game explains why the show now feels more authentic than it did when he first began developing it

The creator of the Squid Game explains why the show now feels more authentic than it did when he fir ...

Squid Game, a Korean series that was released on Netflix last September, was a smash hit and became one of the most popular streaming shows. It's a very dystopian plot, but current events make it even more relevant.

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of Squid Game, talked about his show's social relevance and the initial fear people had about the concept.

When I showed the script around a decade ago, a lot of people said it was funny and original, but it wasnt realistic. Thats the biggest difference. The poor are becoming even more poorer because to the higher interest rates, and the rising gas prices.

The critically acclaimed series is a great example of how a culture and world events can profoundly affect how we perceive stories on screen. It is a science-fiction program with morally bankrupt characters but, in reality, the program is much more. It is a sharp commentary on wealth, class, and humanity, all of which are extremely relevant topics that many of us deal with throughout our daily lives.

People who didn't initially grasp on the show's narrative may be feeling a bit differently now, especially since the drama has become a pop culture staple. In addition, it received 14 nominations for the 2022 Primetime Emmys, including one for Outstanding Drama Series.

Because a second season of Squid Game has been ordered, some characters from the first season are reportedly returning. Lee Jung-jae, the actor who played the main protagonist Seong Gi-hun, has already expressed interest in returning to the show. The second season may be a saving grace for Netflix, which has seen its subscriber count decrease as the number of streaming services has increased.