The opening credits of the new reality show mistakenly show a Murcia landmark instead of Brazil
After the runaway success of the Korean series ‘Squid Game’ on Netflix, the ubiquitous streaming giant is capitalising by turning it into a reality TV show, ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’.
It basically consists of contestants competing in “high-stakes children’s games” for big cash prizes, and has much less blood and gore than the original series.
What has people in Spain talking, though, is that the opening credits for the programme show the international nature of the concept, flashing up scenes of New York, London, Sydney, Chicago and… Murcia?
No sé si es intencionado o un error con Río de Janeiro… pero Monteagudo #Murcia es la primera imagen del Juego del Calamar en @NetflixES junto con ciudades como Sídney, Chicago, Nueva York o Londres🤣😍 pic.twitter.com/qufA2tMMIg
— Antonio Gregorio Martínez (@ANTONIOGREMA) November 25, 2023
The most likely explanation is that the Murcia monument had been confused with the 38-metre Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Murcia’s current Monteagudo Christ statue, standing on top of a 12th-century castle on top of a mountain, was built in 1951 to replace the one that had been destroyed in the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Perhaps, then, given this important history and increased investment in promoting Monteagudo, the producers of the Squid Game show wanted to show it the area as being on a par with the great capitals of the world, putting Murcia firmly on the map!
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