Is Squid Game Based On A True Story?

Squid game as we all know is a South Korean drama series that was just released in 2021 and is being considered one of the greatest series of all time.  The show has got a humongous fanbase all over the world and the IMDb rating for the series is 8.0 t which is quite impressive at the same time. The series has also received all positive remarks from critics. the show is basically based on a storyline that is quite unique on its own. It combines the difficulties of human life and depicts the urge of humans to overcome all of those along with the economic disparity faced by commoners.

 The story is mainly based on a survival game which is being played by 400-500 players at the same time and all those persons have only one thing in common and that is they are all in debt. The game promises a huge sum of money to the winner but also a single mistake leads the person through a path of doom. Many of our audience have recently come up with the question, that whether the show is inspired by a real-life event. Fortunately, there ain’t something like that in real life so the fans may get relaxed a bit. The makers of the show said in an interview that he has always been fascinated by animes and comic books and the game of an idea was mainly derived from his urge to be a part of all those games that were shown in those comic books.

However, we still have a game named as squid game which was quite famous in Japan in the 80s and 90s era and it had a very similar concept to the game of hopscotch.

Squid Game Release Date

Is Squid Game Based On A True Story

The first season of the squid game was released on September 17th, 2021, and all 9 episodes of the first season were released at the same time on the Netflix platform. The show took nearly a period of 1 year for cinematography, thus if there is a chance of season 2, we can expect its release in 2023. We have also heard from the makers that they haven’t planned on anything about the sequel of the show and thus they haven’t thought anything yet about the next storyline, thus we have a long time to wait now. The second season of the show is also predicted to have the same time of setting and a total of 9-10 episodes just like the previous season.

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Is Squid Game Based On A True Story?

The story starts with the life of gi hun who is a disappointment in every way, he is living on his mother’s income, is also a divorce and an unsatisfactory father to his daughter. Gi hun is deep in debt and soon had to sign a contract with his debtors that if he isn’t able to pay the money, his organs will be sold in the exchange. The story then takes a unique turn when gi hun is sitting alone in a subway and a man approaches him with a game, which if he wins, he will get a huge amount of money, and if he loses will be slapped. Gi hun after a lot of tries ends up winning once and soon the man leaves him with his card and the money. Gi hun after a few days ends up calling the number and taking part in the game where he is taken into an unknown place and there are many people like him ready to play. He also finds his old friend sang woo, who is charged with embezzlement and has lost his job. The competitors end up playing 6 games in the entire process, the first being red light and green light, though they soon find out that losing the round means certain death, many people revolt against that and leave the game but soon they return from there disappointed and hopeless life in need of money.

The show continues with more and more rounds such as the honeycomb, tug of war, and marbles. They slowly proceed towards the last game of the show with only three contestants, gi hun, sang woo, and se byeok. Now the last part of the depends on who turns on whom and friends turning into foes.

Squid Game Season 2 Trailer

Is Squid Game Based On A True Story

We haven’t received any announcement regarding the second season of the show, thus we also haven’t received a trailer yet. The first season of the show is exclusively available on Netflix along with its trailer which is available on YouTube.

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