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During The Production Of The Netflix Show, The Creator Of The Squid Game Lost Six Teeth

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During the production of Netflix’s Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed that the stress of writing and directing the show caused him to lose six teeth.

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Squid Game has taken the world by storm in recent weeks, recently becoming Netflix’s most successful original series launch ever.

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Over 111 million people watched the Korean survival drama on the streaming site in its first 28 days, breaking Bridgerton’s previous record of 82 million.

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Hwang Dong-hyuk discussed the pressures of working as both writer and director for all nine episodes of the blockbuster show in a new interview with THR.

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This is an unusual event in today’s TV industry.

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The stress eventually took its toll on the filmmaker’s body, and he lost six teeth during the shoot.

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If the director decides to make a second season of Squid Game, which seems likely given how important the IP has become to Netflix, it’s unknown whether he’ll take on all of the writing and directing tasks himself.