The iconic Korean drama, Squid Game bagged the prestigious ‘breakthrough series’ award at the Gotham Awards 2021.
The show has become the first-ever Korean drama awarded at the Gotham Awards.
The prestigious awards were held in New York on November 29 where big names from the media industry made an appearance.
The series’ actor Lee Jung Jae was also nominated for Outstanding Performance in a New Series.
Reflecting on the iconic win, Dong-Hyuk said, “When I wrote this script, it was 2009, 12 years ago. I did my best, but nobody liked it. People said it’s unrealistic, it’s too violent, it’s absurd, it’s weird.”
He continued, “It took 12 years to make this show and show it to the people. And it took less than 12 days to become the No. 1 show on the planet.”
Dong-Hyuk added, “If there’s a miracle, this is a miracle. It happened to me. The only thing I can say is to thank you. Thank you for watching it, and thank you for loving it”.
However, the series is available in both dubbed and subtitled versions in multiple languages on Netflix which leads to expansion in its potential viewership.