The Squid Game is the first non-English language show to receive an Emmy nomination.

Well, break out the honeycomb toffee. “squid game,NetflixThe dark Korean drama made history on Tuesday by becoming the first non-English-language series to be nominated for multiple Emmys.

The show was the favorite of the awards this year, receiving SAG awards for Lee and Jung and golden globe nomination “O” in the nomination “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television”.

The violent yet addictive South Korean drama that acts as a critique of capitalism resonated with global audiences after it was released on Netflix in September 2021, forcing non-Korean-speaking viewers to watch the highly entertaining show starring English dub or subtitles.

The first season of The Squid Game is a cautionary tale about wealth inequality. In the series, financially desperate people kill each other in a series of children’s games to win a life-changing cash prize to entertain several wealthy VIPs. hwang even compared one of the VIPs on former President Donald Trump’s show. Given the financial, political, and social changes that have taken place during the Trump presidency and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers have easily drawn parallels between current events and the show’s dystopian themes.

The show, which Hwang first developed 10 years before it was actually filmed, was so popular that Netflix gave it Red light, green light for season 2, although Hwang initially suggested that he envisioned him as limited edition.

It also spurred the as-yet-unreleased reality show series titled “Squid Game: The Challenge,” in which “456 real players” “will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing $4.56 million reward,” according to Netflix. Press release.

But don’t worry – explosive hopscotch isn’t going to be a game that these reality rivals will have to endure. Netflix also noted in a press release that “in this game, the worst fate is to come home empty-handed.”