Netflix has revealed the first poster and teaser trailer for its upcoming series "Squid Game." "Squid Game" is an inventive, unconventional drama in which 456 competitors risk their lives in a mystery survival game for a chance to earn a jackpot of 45.6 billion won. Squid Game will premiere on September 17, on Netflix.
The first teaser trailer (watch above) was released alongside the poster and includes harrowing sequences of participants putting their lives on the line in the games. Driven to desperation and assembled in an undisclosed location, the 456 contestants play one game per day as they strive to win the 45.6 billion won jackpot. Failure costs death, and only one participant will live to claim the reward. Who is the brain behind these games, and how did this diverse bunch of people come up here? The stunning contrast between the chaos and Squid Game's colorful, nostalgic graphic style heightens anticipation for the show's distinct visuals and content.
Along with the imagery of the shapes involved in the squid game,' the fallen man in the green tracksuit, the man wearing pink hauling him away, and the huge box with the pink ribbon, the slogan "45.6 Billion Is Child's Play" offers a powerful first impression. The title references a basic, yet physically and aggressive, children's game performed in neighborhood alleyways. How will this icon of childhood fun endanger the adult players? Every fresh piece of information brings more intriguing hints.
Squid Game has received a lot of attention since it was initially announced, due to its unusual title and idea, unprecedented scale, and stellar track records of its cast and crew. This unorthodox combination of typical childhood joy and the current rat race offers a story like no other, directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the versatile and socially sensitive director of The Fortress, Miss Granny, and Silenced. Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-Jun, Oh Young-soo, Heo Sung-tae, Jung Ho-yeon, Anupam, and Kim Joo-ryoung bring viewers into the horrific show with rich, nuanced performances that vividly express the compassion of the varied characters who have no choice but to participate in the game.
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