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Characters In The Squid Game Are Named After The Creator’s Childhood Friends

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Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of Squid Game, claims that the show’s characters are named after friends from his childhood.

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Squid Game has now been named Netflix’s most-watched original show of all time, beating all expectations.

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The game swiftly takes a dark turn as competitors discover that losing a game comes with a death penalty.

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Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed in a recent interview with THR that he drew on many aspects of his personal life for Squid Game, confessing that some of the characters are named after people he knows.

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Hwang Dong-companions hyuk’s Seong Gi-hun, Cho Sang-woo, and Il-Nam, as well as police officer Hwang Jun-ho and the competition’s Front Man, Hwang In-ho, are all real-life brothers known to the Squid Game creator.

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Also, it appears that these individuals were unaware that their names were being used in the show until it was broadcast.