"Squid Game" Director Says Script Got Rejected By Studios For 10 Years

Squid Game is currently the hottest show on television, but studios passed on the Korean survival drama’s script for an entire decade before Netflix finally secured the rights. Director¬†Hwang Dong-hyuk initially came up with the idea for Squid Game ten years ago, but he says that local film studios passed on the concept for being too “grotesque” and “implausible.”

Currently on pace to become Netflix’s biggest show ever, Squid Game was finally green-lit because Netflix thought the class struggles displayed “spoke to reality.”