Squid Game – Cast & Summary

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Squid Game - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

An official Netflix Korean drama, Squid Game, has been being waited by a lot of audiences since a long time ago.

Squid Game finally made its official release date on September 17, 2021 on Netflix’s official streaming website.

This drama is starred by Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Wi Ha Joon, and Jung Ho Yeon.

Lee Jung Jae is famous because of her magnetic main role in Chief of Staff Season 1 and 2 in 2019.

Meanwhile, Park Hae Soo had starred in Prison Playbook (2017).

Wi Ha Joon had become the main actor for Coffee (2018) and Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019).

This drama is aired on Friday at 16.00 KST on Netflix’s official streaming website.

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Squid Game - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review


  • Title: Squid Game / 오징어 게임
  • Also Known As: The Squid Game / Cuttlefish Game / Squid Games / Round Six / Ojingeo Geim / Round 6
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Survival, Suspense
  • Country: South Korea
  • Director: Hwang Dong Hyuk
  • Producer: Hwang Dong Hyuk
  • Screenwriter: Hwang Dong Hyuk
  • Production Companies: Siren Pictures Inc.
  • Network: Netflix
  • Episodes: 9
  • Air Dates: September 17, 2021
  • Air Time: Friday, 16:00 KST

Synopsis of Squid Game

This drama begins when a man namely Seong Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) lost his job because he is fired from his company.

Not only losing his job, but his life becomes more miserable than ever.

No longer after he lost his job, he hears that there is a survival game that will run secretly. This survival game is very special because the prize is really big, approximately 45.6 billion won.

That news makes Gi Hun wants to be a participant in the game, of course.

On the other side, Gi Hun has a best friend whom he treats as his brother, Cho Sang Woo (Park Hae Soo).

Even though those two best friends live in the same neighborhood, Sang Woo’s destiny is a lot better than Gi Hun because he has a strong educational background and an awesome job.

But after some crisis, Sang Woo decides to follow Gi Hun’s path to join the secret game.

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Main Cast

Squid Game - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Lee Jung Jae as Seong Gi Hun (No. 456)

Loves to drive and gamble. In his family, he lives with his only mother. He struggles to afford financial things for his family and enters the game to save his life from debts.

Squid Game - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Park Hae Soo as Cho Sang Woo (No. 218)

In the company, he works as an investment team leader. Also, he is a best friend for Gi Hun, even though they look more like a brother.

He graduated from Seoul National University, but he becomes a fugitive recently because he had stolen money from clients.

Wi Ha Joon

Wi Ha Joon as Hwang Jun Ho

A handsome police who enters the game because he wants to find his brother.

Jung Ho Yeon

Jung Ho Yeon as Kang Sae Byeok (No. 067)

A strong woman who joins the game to save her family members from North Korea. She has to pay a lot of money to a broker that can find her family in North Korea.

Supporting Cast

Squid Game Players

  • Yu Seong Ju as Byeong Ki
  • Lee Yoo Mi as Ji Yeong
  • Hong Woo Jin as Oh Yeong Uk
  • Park Sun A  as Kim Mi Ok
  • Lim Ki Hong as Jung Min Tae
  • Oh Young Soo as Oh Il Nam
  • Heo Sung Tae as Jang Deok Soo
  • Kim Joo Ryung as Han Mi Nyeo
  • Tripathi  Anupam as Ali Abdul
  • Yoon Don Sun as No Sang Hun
  • Yoon Seung Hoon as Park Ju Un
  • Lee Sang Hee as No. 017
  • Moon Byung Joo as No. 021
  • Yoon Young Kyun as No. 040
  • Lee Doo Seok as No. 062
  • Won Choon Gyu as No. 066
  • Kim Yun Tae as No. 069
  • Lee Jiha as No. 069’s wife
  • Park Jung Eon as No. 073
  • Jang Hyun Jin as No. 083
  • Jung Woo Hyuk as No. 096
  • Moon Jung Dae as No. 151
  • Woo Yeong Taek as No. 194
  • Kim Dong Hyun as No. 196
  • Kim Hee Seo as No. 198
  • Kim Si Hyun as No. 244
  • Park Ji Hoon as No. 250
  • Min Tae Yul as No. 271
  • Christian Lagahit as No. 276
  • Kwak Ja Hyoung as No. 278
  • Kim Dong Won as No. 303
  • Hwang Youn Hee as No. 308
  • Ko Byung Taek as No. 407
  • Yang Mal Bok as No. 453

Squid Game

  • Gong Yoo as suit man
  • Lee Byung Hun as Front Man
  • Heo Dong Won as guard 28
  • Yoon Yeong Geol as surgey room guard
  • John D. Michaels as VIP
  • Daniel C. Kennedy as VIP
  • Son Young Soon as flower seller


  • Lee Dong Yong as Kim Sang Hyuk
  • Kim Min Suk as Kim Jin Woo
  • Kim Sung Gon as detective
  • So Yun Ho as detective

Seong Gi Hun’s Family

  • Kim Young Ok as Gi Hun’s mother
  • Jo A In as Seong Ga Young
  • Kang Mal Geum as Ga Young’s mother
  • Kim Yeon Ung as Gi Hun (child)
  • Jang Jae Kwon as Ga Yeong’s stepfather
  • Pyo Dong Jun as Ga Yeong’s brother

Seong Gi Hun’s Group

  • Lee Seo Hwan as Gi Hun’s friend
  • Kim Pub Lae as loan shark
  • Song Hyung Soo as doctor
  • Kim Young Sun as Gi Hun’s friend’s wife

Cho Sang Woo’s Group

  • Park Hye Jin as Cho Sang Woo’s mother
  • Park Si Won as Cho Sang Woo (child)
  • Jun Hyun Sook as fish shop customer

Kang Sae Byeok’s Group

  • Park Si Wan as Kang Cheol
  • Choi Jae Sup as North Korean defector shelter employee

Jang Deok Soo’s Group

  • Lee Choong Goo as gang member

Ali Abdul’s Group

  • Kim Seo Ha as factory owner

Detective Hwang Jun Ho’s Group

  • Kim Kye Sun as dormitory owner


  • Wie Ji Yeon as Teller Ha Sun Young
  • Kim Kyung Min as man waiting to bet
  • Lee Jeong Heon as banker
  • Kim Min Che as hair stylist

OST (Original Soundtrack)

  • Way Back Then – Jung Jae Il
  • Round I – Jung Jae Il
  • The Rope Is Tied – Jung Jae Il
  • Pink Soldiers – 23
  • Hostage Crisis – 23

Trailer of Squid Game