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Netflix’s 'Squid Game' will be screened in select US theatres

Ahead of the SAG Awards, Netflix’s popular 2021 South Korean dystopian survival thriller series, Squid Game will be screened at select US theatres to promote the series. Squid Game has received four nominations in this year’s ceremony. 

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series will be screened across New York and Los Angeles over two successive Saturday afternoons, namely February 12th, 2022, and February 19th, 2022. According to Variety’s reports, the first season will be streamed “at the Netflix-operated Paris Theatre in New York, and at the Netflix-operated Bay Theatre in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighbourhood.”

Guild members can attend the screening for free while the general public will have to pay a nominal entry fee. 

The series has made history by becoming the first-ever foreign-language film to have received nominations at the SAG Awards in the nearly three-decade-long history of the awards. 

Squid Game has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Series, Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for Lee Jung-jae and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for Jung Ho-Yeon. 

Starring Lee, Jung, Park Hae-soo, Wi-Hajun and others, the series made history at this year’s Golden Globes when the veteran actor, O Yeong-su became the first-ever South Korean actor to bag a Golden Globe for his performance as the elusive supporting actor, Oh Il-Nam. 

The jarring 2021 series is based on a dystopian version of modern-day Korea and sees 456 participants battle against each other in life-threatening games for prize money of 45.6 billion Korean Won.

A brilliant and scathing commentary on capitalism, power structures, class struggle and financial crisis, the series has become the highest-grossing series on the streamer and is credited for having induced increased interest in foreign-language content among users. 

The SAG award ceremony is scheduled to be held at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, on February 27th, 2022. 

Watch Squid Game on Netflix now.