Squid Game was released on 17th September 2021 on Netflix. The show became viral on social media platforms. Everyone is talking about the new show. According to Netflix, the show has the potential to become the biggest show of the streaming giant. Netflix stays quiet about the viewership. But, the streaming platform has become more transparent about the views in the past recent years. Ted Sarandos the CEO of Netflix, revealed during an interview that the show will be the biggest non-English show:
“No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world, Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure.”
However, there is no news about the release date of season 2 yet. But, this still has not stopped fans to create theories and find clues. One of the most bizarre theories is Number 001 (ll nam) is the lead character’s ( Seong Gi-Hun) father. These points will make you believe the theory.
Gi-Hun and ll nam’s son has the same birthday
During one of the games, the old man asked Gi-hun “Is it the 24th?”. He asked the question because his son’s birthday was coming up. In episode one, Gi-hun stole his mother’s ATM card. He entered his “0426” birthday as the pin.
In one of the episodes, Milk and bread were given to the players as food. However, Gi-hun asked for “chocolate milk” as he is allergic to regular milk. Then the old man said, “I’m willing to bet you got spanked a lot.” Gi-hun answered, “how did you know?” and the old man replied, “My son did too. He was just like you, friend”.
ll nam and Seong Gi-hun came from the same neighbourhood
In episode 6, ll nam revealed to Gi-hun that the game location resembled his neighborhood. ll nam commented “You know, when I was a kid. I live in a neighborhood just like this,” and Gi-hun replied “So did I, And you know something? Our alleyway looked very similar. “
This suggests that both of them must be related and must have lived together at some point.
Squid Game: Connection between their player numbers
ll nam’s serial number was 001 and Gi-hun’s serial number was 456 and he was the last player of the game and he won 456 billion wons. Fans suggested that maybe he was selected last on purpose., maybe it was part of some plan.
Next Front Man
Maybe the old man engineered the whole game to train his own son? Maybe he wants his son to become the frontman of the next squid game. You need to win the squid game in order to become the frontman of the game. However, nothing is confirmed at this point. We will see what will happen to Gi-hun in the next season.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.