Director Hwang Dong-hyuk to create satirical comedy on the success of his hit series ‘Squid Game’

  • “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has revealed that he’s coming out with another satirical show based on the success of his 2021 global phenomenon.
  • Titled “The Best Show on the Planet,” the comedy is one of three projects that Hwang is currently working on, with the others being a “violent” film inspired by the works of Umberto Eco and Season 2 of “Squid Game.”

“Squid Game,” a satirical show that became a global phenomenon last year, is becoming the subject of another satirical show exploring its overnight success. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, the mastermind behind the 2021 Netflix hit, said he is in the early stages of development for the meta-satire production. 

Hwang told Deadline that the project, provisionally titled “The Best Show on the Planet,” is still too young to have the details configured. All he revealed was that it’s a satirical comedy based on his own experiences of being catapulted into international stardom when “Squid Game” took over the world. 

Apart from this latest revelation, the director is working on two other projects: a “violent” film inspired by the works of Italian essayist Umberto Eco and, of course, the highly anticipated second season of “Squid Game.” 

Hwang is aiming to have the latter out by Halloween of 2024, though he’s repeatedly admitted to the huge pressure he’s faced as the world eagerly awaits what is to come. Netflix has not yet officially greenlit Season 2, as per Deadline. 

In October, less than a month after the premiere date, the streaming platform announced that “Squid Game” became its most watched series of all time, having reached over 110 million viewers worldwide. The series went on to take home numerous prizes this past awards season, making history as the first non-English language TV show to be nominated for a SAG Award.

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