’’Squid Game’’ is a survival drama and a global hit thriller television series created by South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-Hyuk. The streaming service has announced that ‘Squid Game’, has now become Netflix’s biggest original TV series of all time.
More than 111 million Netflix household subscribers watched ‘Squid Game’ in the first 28 days after it was released on September 17th, 2021 and with that record ‘Squid Game’ has beaten Regency-era London romantic drama series Bridgerton’s record of 82 million viewers back in January. ‘Squid Game’ has also come to attention to be the first Television series to surpass the 100 million mark in the first four weeks after its release.
Netflix has often come under criticism for its very relaxed strategy, particularly with its unique series that can run into a few hours. The nine-episode Squid Game season 1 encompasses a total runtime of 8 hours and 12 minutes. This is often why Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos recently gave a better glance behind its viewership numbers. Bridgerton had done so in 83 markets. This is no doubt that Squid Game is accessible with subtitles and dubbings in more than 30 dialects on Netflix.
Recently Squid Game, the mystery thriller Lupin series was Netflix’s biggest non-English-language original hit, accumulating 76 million groups of audiences in the first 28 days after the release back in January. It’s been over four weeks since Money Heist season 5 was released, but Netflix has yet to give us an equal figure for it, unlike Squid Game. It will be interesting to see where Squid Game lands in respect of viewing hours. Squid Game has yet to be renewed for season 2, but that seems all but inevitable at this point.