Hwang Dong-Hyuk the director of ‘Squid Game’ Netflix’s Korean blockbuster series has revealed that it took Netflix ten years to finally accept his series.
In an interview with The Korean Times, Hwang Dong-Hyuk shared the challenges he encountered in funding the blockbuster drama and how Netflix initially rejected the series ten years ago.
Hwang revealed that the series originally titled ‘Round Six’ got accepted by the streaming platform in 2019.
Dong-hyuk reportedly came up with the story in 2008 while living with his mother and grandmother but with no one interested and job scarce, he was compelled to sell his laptop for $675, thereby halting the script’s development.
The nine-episode series has garnered quite the buzz since it premiered in September. Recently it was reported that South Korea was suing Netflix owing to the streamer causing a traffic surge.