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Squid Game (Netflix Original Drama)

Korean Drama Squid Game: Cast, Synopsis, Trivia

General Information

  • International Title: Squid Game
  • Original Title: 오징어 게임 (romanization: Ojingeo Gaeim)
  • Genre: Suspense, Thriller
  • No. of Episode: 8
  • Premiere Date: 2021.09.17~ 2021.10.17
  • Airing Slot: –
  • Broadcasting Channel: Netflix
  • International Distributor: Netflix
  • Starring: Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Wi Ha Jun
  • Director: Hwang Dong Hyuk
  • Screenwriter: Shin Haeun
  • Highest Rating: N/A
  • Awards: N/A


The original Netflix drama ‘Squid Game’ unravels the story of 456 contestants including Ki Hoon and his friend Sang Woo who partake in a mysterious survival game called ‘Squid Game’. It offers fantastic prize money amounted 45.6 billion KRW for the winner, but, with their life at stakes. The series’ title ‘Squid Game’ came from Korean traditional children’s game that was popular during the 1970s and 1980s.



Character name: Ki Hoon
Portrayed by: Lee Jung Jae
Lee Jung Jae‘s notable works: New World, The Face Reader, Along with the Gods, Aide


Character name: Sang Woo
Portrayed by: Park Hae Soo
Park Hae Soo‘s notable works: Prison Playbook, By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture, Time to Hunt

Extended Cast

Wi Ha Jun as Joon Ho
Oh Young Soo as Il Nam
Jung Ho Yeon as Sae Byeok
Heo Sung Tae as Deok Soo
Kim Joo Ryoung as Beautiful Woman (Minyeo)
Tripathi Anupam as Ali
Lee You Mi as Ji Young
You Seong Joo (undisclosed role)
Lee Ji Ha (undisclosed role)

Cameo & Special Appearances

Gong Yoo (undisclosed role)

Character Relationship Chart


Original Soundtrack


Trailer Videos

Teaser 1
Teaser 2

Awards & Nominations



  • Due to the covid-19 outbreak in South Korea, the filming as stopped on August 21, 2020. ‘Squid Game’ resume filming in September 2020.
  • The first children’s game featured in the series is “Mugunghwa has bloomed” game, which similar to the game “What’s the time Mr Wolf?”.

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