Netflix gears up with the highly anticipated debut of "Squid Game" as the streaming giant unveils the series' official poster and a trailer featuring Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo, and more.
The upcoming drama has been gaining massive buzz online due to its powerhouse cast and thrilling plot.
Netflix Announces 'Squid Game' Release Date
Despite the delay in production due to the global pandemic, Netflix finally announces the much-awaited premiere for the dark survival thriller drama.
Over its official Instagram, the streaming giant teases fans with its intriguing main poster with a caption that reads "2021 Netflix Original Series, Squid Game. 45.6 billion won in prize money, but if you could participate in a survival game where you have to risk your life?"
Moreover, the "Squid Game" release date is slated to air worldwide on September 17, exclusively on Netflix.
'Squid Game' Official Trailer - Released!
Not only did the streaming giant give the audience an enticing main poster, but also released the series' first official trailer.
The 48-second clip explains that only one out of 456 participants needs to survive the game to win the prize of 45.6 billion KRW or a whopping $40 million.
As the participants entered a colorful maze and ended up in an open field, the security watched them through a large screen and underwent gruesome physical and mental activities.
Apart from it, those who resist, violate the rules or fail to finish the task are set to face their death.
"Total prize money 45.6 billion won, would you like to participate in the game?" the caption reads.
'Squid Game' Cast, Surprising Cameos, Synopsis and Everything We Know So Far
The upcoming thriller series is definitely one of the anticipated shows on Netflix, helmed and written by Hwang Dong Hyuk, the director behind "Miss Granny" and the 2017 highly-acclaimed K-movie "The Fortress."
"Squid Game" cast is led by "Prison Playbook" star Park Hae Soo who will take on the role of Sang Woo. He is forced to join the game after facing struggles in his career despite all his hard work.
Moreover, he is joined by his longtime friend, Ki Hun, played by the versatile actor Lee Jung Jae. Like Hae Soo, he is also dealing with hurdles after being fired from his job.
Aside from the duo, cat members also include "Beyond Evil" actor Heo Sung Tae, Wi Ha Joon, Jung Ho Yeon, Im Ki Hong, and more.
Interestingly, the upcoming Netflix original series will also feature cameos from sought-after K-drama stars.
In July, Gong Yoo's agency, Management SOOP, confirmed reports saying that the "Goblin" star has agreed to appear in "Squid Game."
Fans Expressed their Excitement Over the Much-Awaited Release of 'Squid Game'
After Netflix dropped the official trailer and the main poster, fans can't help gush over the intriguing storyline of "Squid Game."
On the other hand, an individual predicted that Gong Yoo's cameo appearance would play a big part in the drama's plot.
OMG!— GgonG (@YOO_I_) August 11, 2021
The squid game is coming September 17..
I'm very curious about Gong Yoo's character
Maybe he's the man behind the mask?
The voice is different, but maybe for camouflage?
It's a special appearance but hopefully for several scenes (?)
OMG can't wait#GongYoo pic.twitter.com/qZK51AF0jO
Meanwhile, some netizens compare the soon-to-be-released drama to "Alice in Borderland" and "Along with the Gods."