Do You Know K-Drama Squid Games Was Kept Rejected For Nearly 10 Years?

Korean drama and Netflix biggest ever show Squid Game is written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. The show has not only reflected breathtaking visuals, the show has a captivating plot and a gripping narrative to narrate to the people.

But can you believe that the creators of the show actually went through a lot of rejections? Local film studios rejected pitches for Squid Game, believing the concept to be “implausible” and “too grotesque”. However, the show was finally picked up by Netflix, who thought that the class struggles depicted in the show “spoke to reality”. The K-Drama was on hold for nearly 10 years. 

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It has also been revealed that writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk came up with the idea for Squid Game while living with his mother and grandmother. However, he was forced to put the script on hold and sell his laptop for cash due to facing so many refusals.

But now the show; subtitled in 31 languages and dubbed in 13, has become one of the best Netflix shows ever. From being rejected for years to then rocking as a show that has become a global hit, the success story of Squid Game has lessons for each one of us. It’s essential to hold on to a dream if you genuinely believe in it because who knows, it can change your life forever.

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