Squid Game (Korean: 오징어 게임; RR: Ojing-eo Geim) is a South Korean survival drama television series streaming on Netflix. It was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, O Yeong-su, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung. The series was released worldwide on September 17, 2021, and distributed by Netflix. The show received generally positive reviews, and within a week was one of Netflix’s most watched programs in several regional markets.
A group of 456 people from all walks of life are invited to play a series of children’s games with life-threatening consequences to have a chance to win a ₩45.6 billion (US$38.7 million) prize.