Did you know Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ was rejected by tons of studios?

Netflix Squid Game

Netflix’s biggest show yet, the Korean drama Squid Game has become a global sensation. In less than three weeks, Squid Game has wrapped its tentacles around a global audience. The premise revolves around financially broke adults playing traditional Korean children’s games on a secluded island. The losers die. A single winner emerges with a cash prize of about $40 million.


It’s honestly such a good show that we must admit the visuals are stunning, the acting is phenomenal, and the plot is tantalizing. While the series raked in millions of viewers, It was shocking to learn that when ‘Squid games’ creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk originally pitched the script more than 10 years ago, he was rejected by tons of studios for being too grotesque and too unrealistic.


As of now, Squid Games has now been subtitled in 31 languages and dubbed in 13. It’s also trending number one in more than ninety countries. The trailer for Squid Games has already surpassed that of Bridgerton and Lupin, with more than 17 million views.


Source: The Wall Street Journal



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