Drama: Squid Game
Revised romanization: Ojingeo Game
Hangul: 오징어 게임
Director: Hwang Dong-Hyuk
Writer: Hwang Dong-Hyuk
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Country: South Korea
Squid Game : Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) gets fired from his job. His life is miserable. Seong Gi-Hun hears about a secret survival game, with a 45.6 billion won prize for the winner. He decides to take part in the game. Meanwhile, Cho Sang-Woo (Park Hae-Soo) is like a brother to Seong Gi-Hun and vice versa. They grew up in the same neighborhood. Despite his poor family background, Cho Sang-Woo graduated from a prestigious university and found a good job. He now faces a crisis, due to misappropriation of company funds. He decides to take part in the secret survival game with Seong Gi-Hun.
Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun (No. 456)
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 (No. 218)
The head of the investment team at a securities company. He was a junior to Gi-hun, and was a gifted student who entered Seoul National University, but is now wanted by the police for stealing money from his clients.
Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
A police officer who sneaks into the Game to find his missing brother.
Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam (No. 001)
An elderly man with a brain tumor who prefers playing the Game to waiting to die on the outside.
Jung Ho-yeon as Kang Sae-byeok (No. 067)
A North Korean defector who enters the Game to pay for a broker that can find and retrieve her surviving family members from the country.
Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su (No. 101)
A gangster who enters the Game to settle his massive gambling debts.
Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo (No. 212)
A mysterious and manipulative woman who claims to be a poor single mother.
Tripathi Anupam as Abdul Ali (No. 199)
A foreign worker from Pakistan who enters the Game to provide for his young family after his employer fails to pay him for months.
Yoo Sung-joo as Byeong-gi (No. 111)
A doctor who secretly works with a group of corrupt guards trafficking dead participants’ organs in exchange for information on upcoming games.
Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong (No. 240)
A young woman who was just released from prison after killing her abusive father.