Squish Game’s first season broke records as it aired on Netflix. With its roaring success, it easily became a fan favorite among the masses, including celebrities. The creator himself did not expect the show to gain such fame.
So when asked who Hwang Dong-hyuk would like to see in his show’s further season, he did not hesitate to dream big. With the series seeing its sequel season under production, the drastic change in the budget has allowed Hwang Dong-hyuk to aspire to a more famed cast that might just include Hollywood actors.
Squid Game’s First Season Left Fans Wanting More
Squid Game starring Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon first aired on September 2021 and quickly rose up the charts as it made its way to the number one position. With rotten tomatoes giving the show a whooping 95% it wasn’t unlikely for another season to soon be greenlit.
The series is about a secret game that at first site looks to be a children’s game, however, the stakes involved are much higher, the lives of the contestants to be exact. These contestants happen to be all people who are in dire need of money and can do anything to gain it to support their cause and needs.
At first glance, the second season looked impossible to Hwang Dong-hyuk. But the series becoming an acclaimed show to binge gave him not only the chance to make a second season but also gave it a massive boost in budget.
Squid Game: Dream Cast of Hwang Dong-hyuk
The creator of Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk stated that he would like to see acclaimed Hollywood actors in the future seasons if they were to be greenlit. He aspires to see ‘big actors’, take part in his project.
One such actor that he wants to see is none other than Leonardo DiCaprio himself.
The program creator wishes to see famous actors from Hollywood as part of the story with DiCaprio included as he is a ‘big fan’ of the show. The second season which is to air around 2024 has kept the fans waiting ever since the first season ended with Seong Gi-hun’s fiery red hair and his determination towards taking down the organizers of the game.
The Fans Respond To Hollywood Actors Potentially Joining Korean Dramas
The audience, when learning of this news, were bemused and the response wasn’t as positive as Hwang Dong-hyuk would expect. The comments on Twitter ranged from people shifting away from the show if that were to happen to the expectations of hate the show would then receive.
Squid Game which is currently available to watch on Netflix is a South Korean show with a thrilling storyline and an equally enthralling cast. Seeing familiar faces that have had their fair share of fame need not be pushed into a show which found its glory around the entire world, even with audiences who weren’t fans of Korean dramas before.