Squid Game is Now Netflix’s most successful series launched to date.
In its first 28 days, the Korean drama was watched by 111 million viewers, knocking Bridgerton (82 million) from the top spot.
A view is defined by Netflix as anyone who has watched two minutes of an episode.
The success of the show is “beyond our wildest dreams,” according to Netflix’s vice president of content in Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
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“When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world.
“Today, Squid Game has broken through beyond our wildest dreams.” Minyoung Kim told CNN
The nine-part series, which premiered in September, follows a bunch of misfits as they participate in a variety of kids’ playground games.
The prize is 45.6 billion Korean won (£28 million), which simply draws you not until you consider that if you lose, you’ll be killed.
Everyone has been talking about Squid Game, from celebrities to athletes.
According to Forbes, Jung Ho-yeon, who plays Sae-byeok, has 14 million Instagram followers since the drama premiered on September 17th.
Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever! pic.twitter.com/SW3FJ42Qsn
— Netflix (@netflix) October 12, 2021