EXCLUSIVE: After being courted by every major agency in town, Squid Game creator, writer/director, and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk, , along with his producing partner Kim Ji-yeon, also an executive producer on the series, have signed with CAA.
After the series debuted in September 2021, it became the most-watched series launch in Netflix history, reaching more than 111 million viewers and, at its peak, sitting atop the streamer’s most-watched list in 94 countries.
Netflix recently confirmed that Squid Game will return for a second season. In addition to developing the second season of SQUID GAME, Hwang and Ji-yeon, are focused on their next Korean-language film, K.O. Club (also known as Killing Oldmen Club), based on an original idea. They are also working together to bring upcoming Korean-language projects to the U.S.
Hwang and Ji-yeon are also represented by attorneys Kevin Yorn, Gregg Gellman, and Jared Levine at Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.