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Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk reveals the alternate ending to first season

Creator-director Hwang Dong-hyuk has revealed the alternate ending to the show which is a twist of the original

Akshay Krishna
Nov 10, 2021
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Squid Game took the world by storm and went on to be the biggest show to air on Netflix globally. The Korean show turned viewers into fans almost immediately and has left them wanting more.

While this is the case, the creator of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk has now revealed an alternate ending to the first season of the show. 

Talking to EW, the director said, “We actually wrestled between two different scenarios for the ending. There was one, where Gi-hun would get on the plane and leave. And then there was of course the one where he would turn back and walk towards the camera.”

The director said that they decided to not go with the ending where the hero gets on the plane and pursues his own happiness because it was not the right way to propose the question or the message that they had in mind. 

“Why has the world come to what it is now?” was the question they had to ask and the only way to answer this is if the Gi-hun turned back and walked towards the camera.

Squid Game follows Gi-hun, a divorced father, who is suffering financially but has a good heart. He soon gets the chance to enter a game where he has the chance to win 45.6 billion won if he plays six games. The consequences of these games would turn out to be deadly. The show can be streamed on Netflix.


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