Thousands of prank calls received by Netflix Squid Game’s real phone number

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Thousands of prank calls received by Netflix Squid Game's real phone number

To make matters more interesting, OSEN has received official word from the Squid Game production staff that they had permission before airing the episode. Could there possibly have been a miscommunication? Possibly. But, that is of little comfort to the person who is going through all these calls right now. As it stands, Squid Game is a hit. Hwang Dong-hyuk said that he wasn’t thinking about a sequel with Variety.

Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO of Netflix thinks that the wild series has the potential to be the biggest show in the world. “There’s a show on Netflix right now that is the No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world. It’s called Squid Game. Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure,” Sarandos explained to the crowd at the Code conference in Los Angeles before suggesting that it has “a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever.”

Fresh off the news from this weekend’s TUDUM that Louis Partridge will be back as Tewkesbury in the new film, Netflix’ Enola Holmes sequel has secured another returning star. Variety reports that Helena Bonham Carter will reprise her part of Eudoria Holmes, mother to the titular character and Henry Cavill’s Sherlock, for the upcoming new movie. Cavill is also set to return for the film with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown starring once again as the title heroine. Emmy and BAFTA-winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve, Ramy) is set to direct the film once again which features a script by BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts).

Netflix’s official description for Squid Game reads: “A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?”

Story Highlights

  • Squid Game had a bunch of people prank calling a real phone number. Netflix has a massive hit on its hands with the Korean series. Unfortunately for one person out there, that means their phone line was flooded with people trying to get in on the joke. MBC managed to get a hold of the 40-year-old person who has this infamous number. Instead of Seong Gi-hun getting a hold of those digits, it was people from all around the world. The person in question hails from Gyeonggi Province and said he’s currently getting about 4,000 calls a day since the TV series premiered. At first, he told the South China Morning Post that there was a reason to believe that these were spam calls. But, upon further investigation, he became aware of the larger phenomenon. A bunch of kids alleged that they wanted to “be in the game.” Unfortunately, such messages are probably not welcome at 1 in the morning.

  • “I don’t have well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2,” Dong-hyuk said of a follow-up season. “It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”

The trade reports other members of the ensemble cast which include David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Adeel Akhtar, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern, Gabriel Tierney and Serrana Su-Ling Bliss. Enola Holmes and its sequel are based on the Edgar Award-nominated book series by Nancy Springer. What inspiration the new film might take from the books, and if it mighty borrow a title from one of the sequels, remains to be seen.

“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family! Enola holds a special place in my heart – she’s strong, fearless, intelligent, and brave,” Brown previously said when the sequel was announced. “I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!”

“Enola Holmes puts a dynamic female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family. Based on the beloved Edgar-nominated book series, the films tell the story of Sherlock Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her famous siblings.” Originally a Legendary production intended for theatrical release, Enola Holmes was acquired by Netflix during the midst of the pandemic when most movie theaters were closed. The film would go on to be a huge hit for the streamer, being streamed by 76 million households within the first 28 days that it was released on the platform, making it their #7 most popular movie of all time. According to a recent release by Netflix, Enola Holmes was streamed 190 million minutes by all of its users.