Squid Game has taken over the world – but not, it appears, in North Korea where a man caught smuggling the Netflix show over the border has been sentenced to death.
The man reportedly smuggled the hit Netflix show Squid Game across the border from China to North Korea on a USB stick.
He then shared the TV show with a group of seven high school students who were caught. They then traced the show back to him where he now faces death by firing squad.
The students meanwhile are facing prison sentences and hard labour for watching the banned show.
It gets even worse, as allegedly the teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remote minutes for letting them watch it.
Squid Game is coming back for a second season
If the words Ddakji, dalgona and Red Light Green Light mean a lot to you, you’ll be pleased to hear that Squid Game is coming back for a second season.
The Netflix show has pretty much owned the internet since its launch. It’s Netflix’s most-watched show ever, with over 140 million households tuning in. It also reached the No 1 slot in the streamer’s Top 10 lists in 94 countries.
And the show’s creator has bowed to pressure to create a second series.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love,” director and writer Hwang Dong-hyuk said. “You leave us no choice!”