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‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho-yeon becomes first Korean featured on Time100 Next list

  • “Squid Game” star Jung Ho-yeon, 28, was named one of the Phenoms of Time’s  “TIME100 Next” this year.
  • The magazine’s special issue was released on Wednesday.
  • “I think Hoyeon is still fighting every day – against her fame, the expectations, and the jealousy of her success, as well as her own desires,” Emmy-winning “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk said in support of Jung’s inclusion in the list.
  • “I often joke around and call her a ‘warrior.’ There’s no doubt that she has the skill and courage to fight her numerous battles. And I hope her acting career can become a true resting area, not her battleground,” Hwang added.
  • “Squid Game,” which premiered on Netflix on Sept. 17, 2021, went on to become the streaming platform’s “most-watched series launch of all time.” The series also received 14 Emmy nominations in early September.

South Korean star Jung Ho-yeon made history this week by becoming the first Korean featured in the Time100 Next list.

On Wednesday, Time unveiled its list of 100 people from different fields who they believe could shape the future, with 28-year-old Jung among the individuals named under the Phenoms list.

Netlix’s survival of the fittest reality show ‘Physical: 100’ is reminiscent of ‘Squid Game’

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  • A new sneak peek for the upcoming Korean surivival reality show “Physical: 100” was released during Netflix’s TUDUM event.
  • “In this fierce fitness competition, one hundred contestants in top physical shape compete to claim the honor of best body,” the show’s description reads.
  • The teaser trailer shows contestants participating in tough challenges that will put their bodies to the test.
  • The competition will be broadcast globally, according to the show’s announcer.
  • No release date has been set for “Physical: 100.”

A new sneak peek for the upcoming Korean survival reality show “Physical: 100” was released during Netflix’s TUDUM event over the weekend.

“In this fierce fitness competition, one hundred contestants in top physical shape compete to claim the honor of best body,” the show’s description reads on Netflix.

‘Squid Game’ creator introducing new game mechanisms for Season 2

  • The creator of “Squid Game” will reportedly be introducing new game mechanisms for Season 2 of the series.
  • The new mechanism for the games is called “Cheol-su,” and is described to be the “boyfriend” of the giant doll seen in the first season’s “Red Light, Green Light” game.
  • The creator reportedly put in “a lot of effort” and “struggled” to select the final games.
  • Filming for the new season will begin in 2023, and a purported release window for the anticipated second season is set for 2024.

In anticipation of “Squid Game” Season 2, the creator has reportedly created a new game mechanism called “Cheol-su.”

Confirming details revealed in June, South Korean news outlet Moonhwa Ilbo reported on Wednesday that Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of “Squid Game,” is implementing a new game mechanism called “Cheol-su.” The new mechanism has been described as the “boyfriend” of Young-hee, the giant doll seen in the “Red Light, Green Light” game in the series’ first season.

‘Squid Game’ actor O Yeong-su goes viral for busting moves at Emmys afterparty

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  • “Squid Game” may have won big at the Emmys on Monday, but one cast member stole the show at the afterparty by getting down on the dance floor.
  • O Yeong-su, who played Oh Il-nam (Player 001) on the show, took the spotlight during the festivities hosted by Netflix following the awards ceremony.
  • In a video recorded during the party, the 77-year-old actor can be seen boogying in the middle of the dance floor as everyone cheers him on.
  • The clip has since gone viral, garnering more than 768,000 views on Twitter.
  • The video also received more than 245,000 views on New York Times bestselling author Meena Harris’ TikTok page.

“Squid Game” may have won big at the Emmys on Monday, but one cast member stole the show at the afterparty by getting down on the dance floor.

The Netflix series has a lot of reasons to celebrate after taking home six out of the 14 Emmy awards it was nominated for, including best actor for Lee Jung-jae, who became the first Asian to win in the category. He also became the first actor from a non-English-language series to nab an Emmy award.

‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae becomes first Asian to win Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae made history at the Emmys on Monday night by becoming the first Asian actor to win the Best Actor award.
  • Lee also became the first actor from a non-English-language show to win an Emmy.
  • The series, nominated for 14 Emmys, won four, including awards for guest acting, visual effects and stun production design.
  • “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk became the first Asian director to win the Outstanding Drama Series award and the first director to win an Emmy for a non-English series.

Lee Jung-jae, the star of the international hit series “Squid Game,” made history at Monday night’s Emmys when he became the first Asian actor to win the Best Actor category.

“Squid Game” took home four Emmy Awards from its 14 nominations, including awards for guest acting, stunt production design and visual effects. The series also made history as the first non-English language series to be nominated for an Emmy.

Lee Jung-jae cast as lead in new Star Wars series ‘The Acolyte’

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  • Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”) has been cast as the male lead in the new Star Wars series “The Acolyte.”
  • Amandla Stenberg will star alongside him, with Jodie Turner-Smith also joining the cast.
  • Disney Plus described the show in a 2020 announcement as a “mystery thriller that will take us into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging Dark Side powers.”
  • Lee and his “Squid Game” co-star Jung Ho-yeon were also recently announced as presenters for the Primetime Emmy Awards scheduled for Monday.

Lee Jung-jae, who rose to international stardom for his role in Netflix’s “Squid Game,” is joining one of history’s biggest film franchises as the male lead in the new Star Wars series, “The Acolyte.” 

Lee will star alongside Amandla Stenberg, Deadline first reported. Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim,” “Anne Boleyn”) was also announced as part of the cast for the Lucasfilm project.  

City of Los Angeles designates September 17 as ‘Squid Game Day’

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  • The Los Angeles City Council has designated Sep. 17 as Squid Game Day to commemorate the Netflix show’s impact on American pop culture.
  • Korean American congressman John Lee announced the news on Wednesday.
  • “Squid Game” was released worldwide on Netflix on Sept. 17, 2021.
  • The Korean series was massively popular and quickly became Netflix’s top series of all time.

To commemorate Netflix’s most popular Korean drama series, the city of Los Angeles has designated Sep. 17 as “Squid Game Day.”

Korean American congressman John Lee announced on Wednesday that the city council passed the resolution to commemorate the show’s influence on increasing representation of Asian communities in the United States’ entertainment industry.

Lee Yoo-Mi becomes first Korean actor to win ‘Outstanding Guest Acting’ award at Creative Arts Emmys

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  • Lee Yoo-mi became the first Korean actor to win the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Ji-yeong Yeung in “Squid Game.”
  • The ceremony for the Creative Arts Emmys precedes the Primetime Emmys, scheduled this year on Sept. 12, and honors the artistic and technical achievements in TV production.

Lee Yoo-mi became the first Korean actor to win the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday. 

Lee took home the accolade for her performance in “Squid Game” as Ji-yeong, a young woman who was recently released from prison after killing her abusive stepfather. 

American ‘Squid Game’? Creator says the game is global and universe expansion talks are ‘ongoing’

  • In an interview with Deadline, the South Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk said he wanted to expand the “Squid Game” universe for possible international versions of the titular series.
  • “I thought that if the show did well, I wanted to expand the universe further, so that other countries could have their own version of the ‘Squid Game,’” Hwang told Deadline.
  • Hwang said talks regarding the expansion of the “Squid Game” universe are ongoing.

“Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed that the concept of his megahit survival game series could expand globally. 

In an interview with Deadline, the South Korean director said he wanted to expand the “Squid Game” universe for possible international versions of the titular series.

Trailer for Korean adaptation of ‘Little Women’ features stars from ‘All of Us Are Dead,’ ‘Squid Game’

  • South Korean cable network tvN unveiled a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean adaptation of “Little Women.”
  • The K-drama is a modern-day adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel of the same name.
  • The trailer highlights each of the three sisters featured in the show – In-ju, In-kyeong and In-hye – played by Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji-hyun and Park Ji-hu, respectively.
  • “Little Women” premieres on tvN on Sept. 3 at 9:10 p.m. KST, with new episodes airing every Saturday and Sunday night.
  • New episodes will also become available to stream on Netflix at the same time in selected regions.

South Korean cable network tvN has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean adaptation of “Little Women,” which will also be available to stream on Netflix. 

The K-drama is a modern-day adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel of the same name. 

‘Squid Game’ makes history – yes, again – with 14 Emmy nominations

  • Netflix’s “Squid Game” has made history as the first non-English language series nominated for an Emmy Award.
  • The show has been nominated in 14 categories, with series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk up for awards in both writing and directing.
  • “Squid Game” also made history at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards in February as the first foreign-language TV series to win multiple awards.
  • Season 2 of the series was officially greenlit by Netflix in June.

Netflix’s megahit survival game series “Squid Game” has made television history yet again. 

The South Korean drama became the first non-English language series to be nominated for an Emmy Award on Tuesday. The show is in the running for Best Outstanding Drama Series along with 13 others in the categories of production design, cinematography, main title design, visual effects and more.