A family-friendly version of the smash-hit Netflix series “Squid Game” arrived in Chicago last weekend.
The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago hosted 120 participants Saturday to play a local version of “Squid Game,” featuring children’s games featured in the survival drama like tug of war, red light green light, marbles and traditional Korean games like ddakji and squid game, the show’s namesake.
The South Korean survival drama, currently the most-watched Netflix series ever, centers on debt-ridden players competing in life-or-death games for a final cash prize. The cultural center said its event was nonlethal and suitable for all ages.
“Squid Game’s” director and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently confirmed a second season is in the works.
Kay Kihwa Rho, executive director of the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, discusses the event as well as the impact of the “Squid Game” series in promoting Korean culture worldwide.