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OTTplay Now You Know - Squid Game
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 15, 2021
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Welcome to OTTplay Now You Know, one podcast that keeps you updated on all the trivia, lesser-known facts, and even anecdotes of popular films or shows. I'm your host Nikhil, stay with me.


Squid Game is the South Korean survival drama web series, released in 2021. The show has gained tremendous popularity becoming the top most viewed series on Netflix. It's evident that the show has had viewers glued to their seats thanks to its mind-blowing twists and turns in each episode. Though it showcases violence and tragedy, it is actually based on Korean Children’s games. Here are a few interesting facts about this show.

1. The show’s writer Hwang Dong-Hyuk was ready with the script in 2009 but it was rejected by several studios until Netflix acquired the distribution rights. Hwang would go on to direct and produce the show.

2. Just 28 days after its airing, the show amassed over 111 million viewers, making it the most-watched Netflix original series, toppling Bridgerton of 2020.

3. The most talked about honeycomb challenge was the hardest prop for every actor, they had an individual prop manager to ensure the designs were correct, as a result, the set was congested and stuffy.

4. The game areas which had playground objects like slides, jungle gyms, and robots were oversized to make the players feel smaller, similar to that of children in games.

If you haven't watched this series yet, do so exclusively on Netflix.

Well, that's some lesser-known trivia about Squid Game for today, I shall be back again tomorrow with a brand new film or show. Until then it's your host Nikhil out of here.

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