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 show almost had a completely different ending.
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.
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 to EW, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-huyk revealed that they had to choose between two endings for the show. In the end, they went with the ending that they felt was best for the show’s message.
“We actually wrestled between two different scenarios for the ending. There was one, the other alternate ending, where Gi-hun would get on the plane and leave. And then there was, of course, the one where he would turn back and walk towards the camera.
We constantly asked ourselves, ‘Is it really right for Gi-hun to make the decision to leave and go see his family, to pursue his own happiness? Is that the right way for us to really propose the question or the message that we wanted to convey through the series?”
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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