Squid Recreation creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is aware of that there are “issues” about how the introduced reality-competition offshoot will deal with the “heavy” themes of the South Korean survival drama.
Greenlit in June at Netflix, Squid Recreation: The Problem will recruit 456 gamers who will compete for $4.56 million. They’ll play video games impressed by the unique collection in addition to some new ones, with the aim of avoiding elimination. However haven’t any worry, unjust like the fictional drama, the fact present doesn’t intend to homicide its losers. “The stakes are excessive, however on this recreation, the worst destiny goes dwelling empty-handed,” the official launch assured us.
Squid Recreation creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, showing backstage on the Emmys on Monday evening after successful Excellent Directing for a Drama Sequence (for the episode “Purple Gentle, Inexperienced Gentle”), revealed that this previous weekend he had met with the creator of the reality-TV offshoot, “and so they had many questions for me.
“What I hope is that they are going to be carrying on my imaginative and prescient and intention as a lot as attainable for the present,” Hwang mentioned.
Squid Recreation: The Problem promptly was derided by many for aiming to make mild of a darkish drama that was embedded with necessary messages about class and the ugliness of capitalism.
However Hwang mentioned within the Emmys press room, “I feel that though our present does carry fairly a heavy message — and I do know that there are some issues on taking that message and creating it right into a actuality present with a money prize — I really feel like while you take issues too severely, that’s actually not one of the simplest ways to go for the leisure trade. It doesn’t actually set an excellent precedent.
“So, I might say that reproductions of such efforts are going to carry new which means to the trade,” he added, “and I hope that that is going to be an excellent new path for the trade total.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)