Netflix’s Squid Game has taken the world by storm, as it has now become the streaming platform’s most successful show yet. It was also said that Netflix paid $21.4 million for Squid Game. Being a big trending topic right now, it was certain the show was going to get parodied. Now it seems the series creator decided to give LeBron James a piece of his mind.
The South Korean survival drama has grossed more views than 111 million views already. Just a few days after becoming the biggest show on Netflix, the show earned almost $900 million for Netflix. It even had a council in English concerned recently.
As reported earlier, the show’s massive success and demand led to internet service providers demanding more money. This was due to a higher rate of bandwidth consumption. As expected, their demands were met with ridicule.
Earlier this month, NBA legend LeBron James revealed that he hated the ending for Squid Game. James explained the reason for his hatred, which ultimately came down to a questionable action by the main character.
While speaking with The Guardian, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-huyk addressed LeBron James hating the show’s ending. The create made it clear that he doesn’t care that James hated the ending. He went as far as to suggest that James should make his own sequel.
“Have you seen Space Jam 2? LeBron James is cool and can say what he wants. I respect that. I’m very thankful he watched the whole series. But I wouldn’t change my ending. That’s my ending. If he has his own ending that would satisfy him, maybe he could make his own sequel.”
Squid Game has almost 2 billion minutes in terms of viewership already. The show managed to far surpass Bridgerton to become the biggest launch for a new show on the platform. Bridgerton had 82 million first-month viewers after it launched last year. Squid Game has become a global phenomenon and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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