Squid Game becomes Netflix’s biggest hit, gathering 111 million viewers worldwide

Squid Game becomes Netflix’s biggest hit, gathering 111 million viewers worldwide


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South Korean drama Squid Game, has become Netflix's most popular series ever. This thriller show has gathered more than 111 million fans in less than a month, said the streaming service.

The show shows a mysterious organisation, offering those in debt to compete in a series of deadly games; giving them a chance to win a sum of money, which will be life-changing for them. As they start playing the game, they realise that they will be killed if eliminated from this game.

Netflix only releases a certain viewership metrics / data, but it did share this milestone through a video. In it, the announcer thanked fans all the support.

The announcer said, with visuals from the show playing along with it, “I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to you all.” The announcer continued, “111 million of you have joined the ranks of the VIPs, making Squid Game our No. 1 show in the world." "And for the rest of you, will you seize the opportunity to join the game?”

Squid Game stood No. 1 worldwide, on Netflix late last month. “We did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix's co-CEO and chief content officer.

The writer-director of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk, previously spoke about the show saying, “I wanted to write a story that was an allegory or fable about modern capitalist society, something that depicts an extreme competition, somewhat like the extreme competition of life. But I wanted it to use the kind of characters we've all met in real life.”

He added, “As a survival game, it is entertainment and human drama. The games portrayed are extremely simple and easy to understand. That allows viewers to focus on the characters, rather than being distracted by trying to interpret the rules.”