Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Is the Dystopian Hit No One Wanted—Until Everyone Did

The South Korean survival drama that for a decade was dismissed as grotesque and unrealistic is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched show

‘Squid Game’ has hit No. 1 in more than 90 countries, including the U.S.

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香蕉视频苹果下载SEOUL—South Korea’s dystopian drama “Squid Game” might become Netflix Inc.’s biggest hit ever. But for a decade, local studios rejected the fictionalized show’s pitch as too grotesque and too unrealistic.

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.

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