Squid game is the massive success of Netflix TV in South Korea, making Korean television this Lupine made for French television, and another demonstration of the globalization of popular culture that streaming services make possible that would have been inconceivable a few years ago. And of course, when such shows become hits overnight, eyes turn to what else Squid game is similar to. Of The running man To Battle royale, there’s one property at DC Comics that might be worth another look.
No longer follow is a comic book created by Rob williams and Michel dowling for DC Vertigo in 2015 tells the story of a secret billionaire announcing that he is terminally ill and has decided to give his entire fortune to be shared by a seemingly random sample of 140 people from around the world, or rather anyone still in life when he dies. When one of them is found dead, the others realize that they are all suspects and the next potential victim.
No longer follow was advertised as being picked up as a television show by ABC, which will be written and produced by The originals and Superman and Lois showrunner Michael narducci, made by Warner Bros and with script commitment from ABC, but there has been no mention since 2015. Did Warners / ABC miss a tip here? Could they have had their own Squid game five years ago?
Squid game was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, featuring Lee Jung-jae, and released worldwide on Netflix last month, with very positive reviews and has become one of Netflix’s most watched shows around the world.
No longer follow was canceled after a year and a half as a comic, but is available in three paperbacks and digitally. Would this be the case for a new Finish Unsubscribe? Or go back to ABC? I asked Rob Williams on Twitter “So have you seen Squid Game? Please don’t unsubscribe…” He replied “Not yet, but you’re not the first person to say it. “