Netflix has debuted a beforehand unreleased clip from the primary season of its 2021 shock mega-hit Squid Game.
The streaming large launched the Squid Game Season 1 deleted scene alongside trailers for Money Heist: Korea and Hellbound Season 2 as a part of its Tudum occasion in Korea. The beforehand unseen clip was launched by Squid Game creator, author and director Hwang Dong-hyuk. “I’d like to thank all the Netflix fans around the world again for loving Squid Game,” Hwang mentioned. “Please look forward to Season 2, which will be filled with all-new stories. But in the meantime, I’ve prepared a small gift for the fans waiting for Squid Game Season 2.” Per Netflix’s official video description, the clip itself options the “shocking reveal of Front Man in Season 1.”
Squid Game Is a Global Phenomenon
Inspired by Japanese survival manga like Battle Royale and Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji, Squid Game follows the indebted contestants of a twisted competitors during which gamers partake in numerous kids’s video games. The catch is that shedding means loss of life. Meanwhile, the final participant standing wins a money prize of ₩45.6 billion KRW (roughly $32.045 million USD on the time of this writing).
Squid Game premiered its nine-episode first season on Netflix a yr in the past on Sept. 17, 2021. The Korean drama turned a large in a single day success, claiming the title of Netflix’s most-watched authentic sequence of all time (a document that stands to today, regardless of Stranger Things Season 4’s greatest efforts). During an astonishing first 4 weeks in launch, Squid Game amassed over 1.65 billion viewership hours, being watched in over 142 million households worldwide.
This success evidently proved too large to disregard, as Netflix formally introduced a second season of Squid Game this previous January. That mentioned, Squid Game Season 2 isn’t anticipated to premiere till late 2023 or early 2024. In the meantime, Netflix is engaged on a actuality sequence titled Squid Game: The Challenge, during which 456 real-life contestants will compete to win a money prize of $4.56 million USD.
“Squid Game took the world by storm with [director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s] captivating story and iconic imagery,” mentioned Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s VP of unscripted and documentary sequence. “We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment. Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest-ever cash prize at the end.”
Squid Game Season 1 is presently streaming on Netflix.