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Netflix Enters ROUND SIX with HWANG Dong-hyuk
Sep 18, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
MISS GRANNY Director to Helm Series for Global Streamer
Netflix is partnering with one of Korea’s most successful directors for an upcoming series. Director HWANG Dong-hyuk will helm the series Round Six.
The show will follow a group of people unlucky in life who are given an opportunity to participate in a survival game, the winner of which could win USD 10 million. The showdown takes place at an undisclosed location and continues until one person remains to claim the prize. The series is said to incorporate elements from popular Korean children’s games, including the ‘squid game’, which will be the Korean title of the show.
Director HWANG is known for a slew of hits, which include the abuse drama Silenced (2011), the fantasy drama Miss Granny (2014) and the period siege drama The Fortress (2017).
Round Six joins a growing slate of Netflix Original productions coming out of Korea. The hit period zombie drama Kingdom, from director KIM Seong-hun (Tunnel, 2016) and writer KIM Eun-hee, which stars RYU Seung-ryong, JU Ji-hoon and BAE Doo-na, is currently shooting its second season, while the romcom webtoon adaptation Love Alarm premiered this summer and the fantasy action-drama The School Nurse Files, from director LEE Kyoung-mi (The Truth Beneath, 2016) and featuring JUNG Yu-mi and NAM Joo-hyuk, is currently filming.
Casting and production details for the series have yet to be announced.