The immensely popular South Korean series “Squid Game” is now officially the “biggest-ever series at launch” for Netflix, reports CNN. In total, 111 million accounts tuned into the series since its debut on September 17th.
This beat out “Bridgerton” which had 82 million accounts watching in its first 28 days. “Squid Game” reached number 1 in 94 countries around the world.
“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,” Netflix’s vice president of content for Asia, Minyoung Kim told CNN. “Today, Squid Game has broken through beyond our wildest dreams. Squid Game’ gave [Netflix] more confidence that our global strategy is going towards the right direction.”
Even North Korea likes the show. According to Insider, the country’s state-run website praised the show because it highlighted South Korea’s “corruption and immoral scoundrels are commonplace.” The website, Arirang Meari added that the show reflected “the reality of capitalist society” where “people are treated like chess pieces.”