Netflix CEO visits ‘Squid Game 2’ filming site
Netflix CEO visits ‘Squid Game 2’ filming site
Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos visited the filming site of 'Squid Game 2' (directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk).

Ted Sarandos, who visited Korea on the 16th, met with reporters and mentioned the diversity and global enthusiasm for Korean content. On the 19th, Ted Sarandos said, "I also visited the filming site of 'Squid Game', one of the most anticipated films of 2024. I can't tell you any spoilers, but the new games that will be shown on the overwhelmingly large set are entertainment that can only be found in Korean content. “We will provide the experience to the world,” he said.

Ted Sarandos, who met President Yoon Seok-yeol and 'Squid Game' actor Lee Jung-jae, said, "It was a great honor to once again reflect on Netflix's affection for the Korean creative industry and the next generation of Korean creators." He added, "Netflix will continue to invest in Korea." “We are working with the best creative partners representing Korea and have just begun,” he added.

He said that nurturing Korea's next generation of storytelling is an important issue for Netflix and said, "We are constantly working to discover new talent in various creative fields." He continued, "From 2022 to 2025, one out of five Korean content on Netflix will be the work of a new writer or director. Last year, 'I Just Dropped My Smartphone', 'Iduna!', 'Siren: Island of Fire', ' 'Delivery Driver' were works by new creators. This year, the new creators who created 'Seonsan', 'Wilderness', 'Ro Ki-wan', and 'In the Forest With No One' are proud to say, "They will debut on the world stage through Netflix." revealed.

Lastly, Ted Sarandos, who communicated with young VFX artists who participated in 'Yuyu White Paper' and 'Level Moon' at the newly opened Eyeline Studio, said, "70% of the first batch of students who completed the Netflix VFX Academy internship program were officially hired by Netflix partners. “We have been hired, and we expect that more graduates will be active in the Korean creative industry in the future,” he said, expressing his ambition.

Meanwhile, Netflix's 'Squid Game 2' is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2024.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia translated by google