Squid Game has officially become Netflix’s most-watched series. The South Korean drama was released on September 17, and in less than a month, it garnered several million views and was trending in over 90 countries within two weeks. The series has contributed greatly to Korean pop culture all over the world. Its popularity among viewers is due to the show’s universal theme of class inequality and its stellar production.
The series is the story of a group of around 400 people who are in serious debt. These men are recruited by a group of mysterious masked men who organize six children’s games for those people to play. However, depending on who wins and who loses, it adds a life-and-death twist to the game.
About a month after it aired, Netflix’s squid game The launch has become the biggest in the history of the streaming service. It was reported that the show now has 111 million fans watching it, surpassing the 82 million accounts that viewed Bridgerton in the show’s first twenty-eight days.
The Squid game officially reaches 111 million fans – it’s the launch of our biggest series ever! pic.twitter.com/SW3FJ42Qsn
— netflix (@netflix) 12 October 2021
Not only that, Squid Game is ranked No. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 list in 94 countries, and according to CNN, it has become the first South Korean show to debut in the United States. with him 111 million Mark, more than 50 percent of Netflix viewers are tuning in for the show as there are 209 million users.
it’s quite impressive to see South Korean A show that doesn’t get any big celebrity popular around the world. However, the road to this victory has not been easy.
It was revealed that the show’s director Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote the story in 2009 and it faced several rejections before it was selected. Not only this, Hwang also had to sell his $675 laptop due to financial instability.
“Squid Game” producer Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote the show in 2009 but was rejected by the studio for 10 years.
He once had to stop writing scripts + sell his $675 laptop due to a money struggle.
Today, it’s #1 in 90 countries+ poised to become the most-watched show in Netflix history. pic.twitter.com/RbFr8JeW1m
— Number Game (@Tngtweets1) 4 October 2021
Squid Game stars Hoyeon Jung, Park Hee Soo, Lee Jung-jae, Anupam Tripathi, Gong Yoo, Wai Ha-joon and many more.