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May 19, 2022

Love ‘Squid Game,’ The Show’s Creator Hwang -Dong-hyuk Sets Sights on Creating Satire Based on The Success of His Hit Series

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is developing a satire based on the success of Squid Game titled The Best Show On The Planet.

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The Korean screenwriter revealed the news exclusively during an interview for Deadline’s Disruptors Magazine. During the interview, Hwang stressed that the project is in its infancy, with very few details available to share, but said the satirical comedy would be a reflection on Squid Game’s overnight success, based on his personal experience of being thrust into the limelight. Currently, Hwang is focusing on developing three shows at the moment: The Best Show on the Planet, a feature inspired by a novel from revered Italian essayist Umberto Eco and the second season of Squid Game. (which we hope brings back the hot cop actor, Wi Ha-Joon).

Squid Game was undoubtedly the hit of 2021, reaching more than 100M households faster than any other show in Netflix’s history, at its peak the show was sitting atop Netflix’s most-watched list in 94 countries.