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Squid Game (Korean: 오징어 게임; RR: Ojing-eo Geim) is a South Korean survival drama television series streaming on Netflix. It was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, O Yeong-su, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.[2] The series was released worldwide on September 17, 2021, and distributed by Netflix.[3][4] The show received generally positive reviews, and within a week was one of Netflix's most watched programs in several regional markets.
Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun (456),[7] a chauffeur and a gambling addict, he lives with his mother and struggles to financially support his daughter. He participates in the Game to settle his many debts.
Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo (218),[7] the head of the investment team at a securities company, he is a junior to Gi-hun and was a gifted student who studied at Seoul National University, but is now wanted by the police for stealing money from his clients.
Jung Ho-yeon as Kang Sae-byeok (067),[8] a North Korean defector who enters the Game to pay for a broker to find and retrieve her surviving family members who are still across the border.
O Yeong-su as Oh Il-nam (001),[9] an elderly man with a brain tumor who prefers playing the Game as opposed to waiting to die in the outside world.
Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su (101),[10] a gangster who enters the Game to settle his massive gambling debts.
Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali (199),[9] a foreign worker from Pakistan who enters the Game to provide for his young family after his employer refuses to pay him for months.
Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo (212),[11] a mysterious and manipulative woman who claims to be a poor single mother.
Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho,[12] a police officer who sneaks into the Game as a guard to find his missing brother.
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