Squid Game Wins Breakthrough Series At 2021 Gotham Awards
Squid Game, a popular Netflix South Korean survival drama series, won the Breakthrough Series award at the Gotham Awards 2021. The long category was won by Hwang Dong-show. hyuk’s Small Axe, It’s A Sin, The Good Lord Bird, The Underground Railroad, and The White Lotus are among the other shows nominated. It is said to be the first time a South Korean production has earned such an award at the Gotham Awards.
Meanwhile, ‘Squid Game’ fans rejoice: the popular survival series has been extended for a second season! After months of conjecture and discussion among die-hard followers, PD Hwang Dong-Hyuk announced the news. Seong Gi Hun (played by Lee Jung Jae in the first season of the drama) will return to the screens to “do something for the world,” according to Hwang Dong-Hyuk. So, we’re very excited about this development.
Director Hwang Dong-Hyuk shared, “When I wrote this script, it was 2009, 12 years ago. I did my best, but nobody liked it. People said it’s unrealistic, it’s too violent, it’s absurd, it’s weird. It took 12 years to make this show and show it to the people. And it took less than 12 days to become the No. 1 show on the planet.” He continued, “If there’s a miracle, this is a miracle. It happened to me. The only thing I can say is to thank you. Thank you for watching it, and thank you for loving it.”
Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama television series streaming on Netflix. Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. The series, distributed by Netflix, was released worldwide on September 17, 2021. Squid Game was praised for its acting, inventiveness, directing, visual style, musical composition, art direction, mood, and themes, and garnered unanimously positive reviews. It became one of Netflix’s most popular shows in numerous regional regions within a week. It has surprised executives by becoming the streaming service’s most-watched original series in its first month. On Tuesday, Netflix said a “mind-boggling” 142 million households had watched the dark drama about people who compete in a deadly competition to erase the financial debt.