Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Is the Dystopian Hit No One Wanted—Until Everyone Did – The Wall Street Journal

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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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