During today’s Korean Tudum presentation, fans were greeted with an unreleased Squid Game clip from the first season of the show. Rather than an insignificant deleted scene, the clip “unveils the man behind the survival game” known as Front Man.
Check out the Squid Game clip revealing the Front Man’s identity below:
Squid Game hails from writer-director Hwang Dong-Hyuk, who is best known for his works on South Korean films such as The Fortress, Miss Granny, and Silenced. It centers around a group of 456 cash-strapped players who accepted a strange invitation to compete in children’s games at a remote island in hopes of winning 456 billion won. However, they’ll soon find out that the prize comes with deadly high stakes.
The series is led by acclaimed actors Lee Jung-Jae (Along with the Gods), Park Hae-Soo (Prison Playbook), Wi Ha-Joon (Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum), Oh Young-Soo (God of War), Anupam Tripathi (Strangers From Hell), Heo Sung-Tae (Beyond Evil), Kim Joo-Ryoung (Andante), and model Jung Ho-Yeon in her acting TV debut.
The idea for the project has been in development since 2008, with Hwang initially developing it as a film. However, due to its complex story at the time, he had failed to secure investment and casting for it. That’s why he had no choice but to set it aside for ten years.