The Squid Game boss tackles Netflix’s reality TV spinoff

Octopus game the creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has shared his thoughts on Netflix’s reality TV spinoff.

Unveiled earlier this summer, Squid Game: The Challenge invites 456 players worldwide to tackle physically and mentally demanding tasks, with some gruesome surprises mixed in as well.

It will be worth it though, as one lucky contestant will win $4.56 million.

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Discussed the project, Hwang said The Hollywood Reporter: “The creators try to be true to the show, so they ask us for the diagrams for the set or the outfit to make sure it really looks like the actual Octopus game.”

When asked how he felt about the various businesses that have sprung from his dystopian creation, which itself criticizes socio-economic inequalities, the filmmaker went on to reflect: “I guess this show is a critique of capitalism to a certain extent, but let’s say Gi-she represents 90 percent of all people, and takes out the 10 percent who are really rich.

“He’s trying to ask us, ‘Is this world fair to 90 percent of us? And if it’s not fair, who’s making this world unfair and who’s benefiting from this unfairness we’re witnessing?’

“I wanted to make this show for people to realize that the world is unfair and ask themselves why and where we can start to make changes.”

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Hwang, who is also writing a film with the title Killing Old People Clubadded: “I’m not trying to say that capitalism is inherently bad – I just wanted to raise this question of what we can do to change our system to a fairer one.

“The reason I created the show was to convey this message, but at the same time I also wanted to be successful; I wanted to make money. So I think it’s completely normal that we have this business going around Octopus game because we live in a capitalist society.”

Money makes the world go round, after all.

Octopus game Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix. Season 2 has been confirmed.

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