Netflix's new super popular series Squid Game is getting a makeover after phone numbers shown in the series matched real numbers, leading to what the company described as "unfortunate" matches.
The Korean drama about a sadistic "game" in which players find themselves with no life option but to participate in a series of torturous challenges also contains several phone numbers visible during various episodes (a phone number is also clearly visible in the Squid Game trailer).
Reuters, which previously reported the news, quoted Netflix and production company Siren Pictures said they did not include a complete number and did not know the number shown would reach an actual line and would come to cause some disruption.
Netflix recently confirmed that the numbers appearing in Squid Game will be edited, adding that it hopes the change will end the problems caused previously.
A man recently claimed to own the number and told a local media outlet that he was "bombarded" with messages and calls, further adding that it made his day-to-day life very difficult. However, it appears that several individuals may have received calls from enthusiastic Squid Game viewers. Netflix has not yet immediately returned a request for clarification on whether the series has impacted one or several local numbers.
Squid Game has been a huge success for Netflix, as it became the streaming service's top title in the United States last week, it remained a top title this week as well, the first Korean series to claim the top spot, according to Netflix. That's great for the show's creators and certainly a win for Netflix. However, it's probably safe to assume that the poor individuals who receive pranks from random Squid Game devotees feel differently.