“Squid Game” Scores Biggest Launch on Netflix

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Squid Game grew into a global phenomenon since its launch on Netflix last month, and it easily broke one of its most important records. With 111 million views since its debut, the Korean survival drama scored the biggest launch in the history of this streaming service.

Bridgerton previously held the record as Netflix’s biggest series with 82 million households reached within its first 28 days, but Squid Game easily surpassed it. It attracted 111 million viewers around the world since it premiered on Netflix on September 17th.

Squid Game follows a group of individuals who agree to compete in a twisted take on games from their childhood, in the hope they’ll earn enough money to pay off their debts. The games that seem innocent at first quickly turn out to have deadly consequences, and they’re left fighting for their survival.

Due to the show’s enormous success, rumors of Season 2 have been circling around for a few weeks, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of Squid Game, discussed the potential follow-up with Radio Times and said he has “a rough framework” and many ideas for Season 2, but he’s not rushing it because he doesn’t want to let viewers down.