Squid Game's creator has revealed the original ending

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11 Nov 2021, 12:46

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Squid Game has arguably been the smash hit show of 2021, but the creator of the Netflix series has revealed it very nearly had a different ending.

Beware, spoilers ahead if you haven't quite got around to watching the show yet.

The creator of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk, says he had a different ending in mind for Season 1 looked quite different.

Viewers were left on a cliffhanger with the version that aired.

The final episode saw Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) deciding at the last moment not to board a flight to see his daughter.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dong-hyuk said: “We actually wrestled between two different scenarios for the ending."

"There was one, the other alternate ending, where Gi-hun would get on the plane and leave. And then there was of course the one where he would turn back and walk towards the camera.

“We constantly asked ourselves, is it really right for Gi-hun to make the decision to leave and go see his family, to pursue his own happiness?

He continued: "Is that the right way for us to really propose the question or the message that we wanted to convey through the series?”

The decision was eventually made that Gi-hun would not board the plane.

He added: “The question that we want to answer — why has the world come to what it is now? — can only be answered or can only be proposed if Gi-hun turned back and walked towards the camera."

"So that's how we ended up with that ending in the finale.”

It's been revealed by the creator that the show will be returning for Season 2, although Netflix are yet to officially confirm the news.

The smash-hit show saw contestants signing up for a series of games to win mega-money to put an end to their financial issues, but they weren't told a key point.

If they lost - they died.

The show has since spawned many Halloween costumes and gifts, and the 'red light, green light' doll has been doing a tour of the UK too.