Squid Game became a worldwide phenomenon, with almost everyone discussing the show. The concept of the show was original, gory and yet intriguing. Squid Game Director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has been opening up about what went behind making the show. In one of the latest interviews, Dong-hyuk has opened up about how former United States president, Donald Trump, “kind of resembles” the Villainous VIPs from the show.

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Speaking to IndieWire, the Squid Game director said, “I conceived of the theories for the show in 2008. At the time, there was the Lehman Brothers crisis; the Korean economy was badly affected and I was also economically struggling.”

“Over the past 10 years, there were a lot of issues: There was the cryptocurrency boom, where people around the world, especially young people in Korea, would go all-in and invest all their money into cryptocurrencies. And there was the rise of IT giants like Facebook, Google, and in Korea, there’s Naver, and they are just restructuring our lives. It’s innovative but these IT giants also got very rich,” he added.

He went on to say, “And then Donald Trump became the president of the United States and I think he kind of resembles one of the VIPs in the Squid Game. It’s almost like he’s running a game show, not a country, like giving people horror. After all these issues happened, I thought it was about time that this show goes out into the world.”

Dong-hyuk further talked about how the success of the show now adds pressure for him to create a second season. “I think I do have the obligation to explain it to the fans and I’m thinking about Season 2, but at the time, I was so tired after finishing Season 1, I couldn’t really think of Season 2,” he said. “But now that it’s become such a big hit, people would hate me if I don’t make a Season 2, so I feel a lot of pressure and think I’d have to. The big success of Season 1 is a big reward to me, but at the same time it’s given me a lot of pressure,” he told the news portal.

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