Get ready for Netflix’s upcoming survival thriller Squid Game, a terrifyingly dark and gory K-Original, set to stream on September 17, 2021. The teaser has created quite the buzz, so let us delve deeper into what it has to offer.
A group of 456 strangers are betting their lives against whopping prize money of 45.6 billion Korean Won, which tantamounts to nearly $40 million. They find themselves wandering through n open maze into a field from where the games begin. Those who defy the game’s rules are killed, as are the ones who fail to complete their assigned mission.
With a flurry of shapes, including squares, circles and triangles, the participants are being watched closely by the panoptic gaze of unknown and sinister forces hidden under masks and overalls.
The teaser itself is extremely horrifying and gory, with various scenes of torture being pitted against an upbeat and lively musical piece. The series is directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, known for his works such as Miss Granny and The Fortress.
Starring Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Jung Ho Yeon and Wi Ha Jun, it is reported that Gong Yoo is set to make a special appearance as well. The mysterious and haunting premise has made Squid Game’s teaser attract a lot of attention worldwide.
Watch the teaser below: