Netflix reveals why it's making an edit to Squid Game
The series has been an international hit.
If you have plans to rewatch Squid Game, you may well notice that something is missing from one of the episodes.
The change occurs in the very first episode when Seong Gi-hun is on the subway and he is given a business card by someone acting very mysteriously. The problem for Netflix arose because of that business card as the number shown on it was actually a real one.
According to the website Money Today, the unfortunate man who owns the number has been getting more than a few calls since the show aired - and it is understandably not ideal for him.
"It has come to the point where people are reaching out day and night due to their curiosity," he told the site. "It drains my phone’s battery and it turns off." The business card is the catalyst for Seong to enter the games so it would seem people are calling the number to see if Squid Game is a true story.
Realising they have made something of a faux par, Netflix will be trimming the scene, telling the ABC: "Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary."
Problems with business cards aside, Squid Game has been a monster-sized hit for Netflix - at this point, it is all but certain that Squid Game season two will be announced imminently. Let's just hope that some poor person doesn't get inundated with calls when that eventually airs.
Read more about Squid Game:
- Squid Game season 2 - will the Netflix show return?
- Squid Game cast – full list of actors and characters in hit Netflix series
- Squid Game ending explained
- Squid Game true story – Real life inspiration behind Netflix series
- Squid Game money: How much is 45.6 billion Won prize money in dollars and pounds?
- Squid Game creator reveals meaning behind title
- 9 most intriguing Squid Game theories
- Who is 067 in Squid Game?
- Where was Squid Game filmed?
- Squid game costumes - where to buy the tracksuits, jumpsuits and masks
- How to make Squid Game cookies
- Squid Game director teases possible season 2 plot
- Is Squid Game dubbed into English? How to watch with voice actors and subtitles
- How many episodes are there in Squid Game?
- Who is Squid Game's Old Man?
- Squid Game soundtrack: Every track from Netflix drama
Squid Game is currently streaming on Netflix. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide to the best TV series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, or visit our TV Guide.