SQUID GAME director Hwang Dong-hyuk takes us all the way back to his inspiration for the hit Netflix series, which has been 13 years in the making. Hear all about the vibrant, haunting set design, and how they reimagined Korean childhood games to create the perfect juxtaposition between childlike innocence and the desperation of adults who enter the deadly games as their last resort.

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