Last Updated on September 26, 2021 by OtakuKart Staff
The newest addition in the list of k-dramas on Netflix is Squid Game. In this article, you will get to know about the full cast introductions of the series, preview, and more. The 2021 released television series has won the hearts of its audience, and viewers are already holding onto their breaths in the expectation of a season 2. Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the nine-episode series got released on its original network Netflix on 17th September 2021. Hwang Dong-hyuk is also the writer of the series. You can check out the official trailer on Youtube. The series gained one of the highest ratings and claimed its spot in the Top 10 Netflix series.
Squid Game is the name of the same game that children play in South Korea during their childhood. Have you ever wondered about the game which children play during their childhood, what will happen if it is played by elders with a deadly risk? This series brings this exact twist where adults are playing a series of children’s games only to gain something really big in return- prize money worth 45.6 billion won.
Squid Game Series Full Cast Introductions
- Seong Gi-hun- The main character of the series, Gi-hun is a chauffeur and has an addiction to gambling. His wife and daughter have been separated from him however, he gets to meet his daughter on her birthday. It has been shown in the series that he has a severe financial crunch. His habit of gambling has led him to borrow money, and now unable to return them, loan sharks are always on their way to find him. He participates in this game to settle his monetary issues. He was the last participant to enter the game. Actor Lee Jung-jae essays the role of Gi-hun, who is famous for working in films like Typhoon(2005), The Last Witness(2001), among others.
- Cho Sang-woo- He is the childhood friend of Gi-hun. He went to the prestigious Seoul National University. Gi-hun was kind of shocked to see him at the game however, it was revealed that he was wanted by the police for embezzling money from his clients. The role is being portrayed by Park Hae-Soo, famous for being in series like Prison Playbook, Legend Of The Blue Sea, Racket Boys among others.
Other Important Main Characters
- Oh Il-nam- He was the most elderly person in this deadly Squid Game. According to him, he participated in it to experience it before dying as he had a brain tumor. However, he brings one of the biggest twists in the series. The role has been portrayed by Oh Yeong-su.
- Kang Sae-byeok- Sae-byeok is a North Korean defector. She turns into the game to provide for her family. Apparently, she took a loan from a broker to take care of her family however she couldn’t return the money back. Actress and model HoYeon Jung play the role. She is known to be one of the top models in South Korea.
- Abdul Ali- A foreigner from Pakistan in South Korea, Ali faces this game as he has a family to look after to and his boss has refused to pay him money. In this game, when everyone is a sucker for each’s blood, Ali in one of the episodes, showed his humane side by saving Gi-hun.
Squid Game Korean Drama Preview
Netflix’s survival drama creates a stir in emotions within us. It analyses the characters, and you can’t judge them that easily as each set of characters has its share of the story to tell. There is a common point that connects each of the 456 members(the game started with 456 members). That is is they all are standing at the brink of financial collapse. The show starts with Gi-hun, who is addicted to gambling, and loan sharks are on the move to find him. He encounters a salesman who plays with him a game with an agreement that if Gi-hun wins, he will receive money. After a lot of tries, Gi-hun wins the game, and to get even a bigger prize, he agrees to play the Squid Game. Upon reaching the place, it is seen that hundreds of other people are also there to win.
The story revolves around the concept that how far are you willing to go to serve your purpose.