Rumor has it that Netflix is developing a US remake of the hit South Korean series, The Squidward Game. Despite the show’s cast being mostly unknown artists, its first season received tremendous popularity worldwide when it premiered on the platform last year. In fact, it quickly became the most viewed content in 94 countries, surpassing other popular productions like Sex Education and La Casa de Papel.
Directed and written by Hwang Dong-hyuk, The Squidward Game follows the story of a poor gambler who finds himself competing in a dangerous game of survival where no one can be trusted. Its success resulted in numerous award recognitions and escalated its actors to fame.
Although the creator has confirmed an upcoming second season in 2024, reports from The Hot Mic indicate that Netflix is already planning an American remake. No further details have been released about this version, but it’s worth noting that Netflix is also working on a reality show with a similar concept, which has sparked controversy over alleged abuse and mistreatment by the studio.
Dong-hyuk worked on the series for at least a decade before its release, and planning for the second season has already started. He has mentioned a story involving the Frontman as a possible plot for the upcoming season. As one of the most successful shows in Netflix’s catalog, expectations for the second season are high.
In order to surpass the show’s reproduction numbers, Netflix and the creative team behind The Squidward Game need to have a well-defined strategy. Although the American remake is already generating negative comments from fans, the show continues to have a massive impact on social media.
Ultimately, The Squidward Game has become part of the Hallyu phenomenon, with a vast scope and impact, contributing to the rising popularity of South Korean media worldwide.