Squid Sport has topped its winner, and so has Netflix. At this time, the streamer introduced that the explosively standard Korean drama present turned the largest collection launch ever for Netflix, with 111 million followers tuning in for epic thrills within the present’s first month. Congrats, Squid Sport!
The information comes at no shock, because the collection has been inflicting fairly a ruckus all over the world since its launch on Sept. 17. Netflix is presently being sued by a Korean web supplier for clogging on-line site visitors as a consequence of so many households streaming the present. No less than that’s a very good drawback! The video games have additionally brought on a random Korean man to obtain 1000’s of every day cellphone calls after his quantity was revealed within the present, have incited a dialogue about English translations in international collection, and birthed a number of viral memes on social media.
In changing into Netflix’s greatest collection, Squid Sport has dethroned steamy interval piece Bridgerton, which was launched not so way back in Dec. 2020. Different standard collection embody Cash Heist, Lupin, Intercourse/Life, Stranger Issues, and You.
“We didn’t see that coming, when it comes to its world reputation,” Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos mentioned with reference to Squid Sport‘s large rise to world acclaim.
Considerably akin to the famed Starvation Video games collection, Squid Sport follows a gaggle of 456 strangers competing to the loss of life to be the final man standing. All down on their luck and on the lookout for cash, the Korean residents battle it out in a collection of deadly kids’s video games for an opportunity to win a significant money prize.
In the meanwhile, it’s unclear as as to whether or not we will count on Season 2 of Squid Sport. Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk opened up in regards to the potential, and though Netflix is pushing for extra episodes, he’s not so positive.
“I don’t have properly developed plans for Squid Sport 2,” he mentioned. “It’s fairly tiring simply serious about it. But when I had been to do it, I will surely not do it alone. I’d think about using a writers’ room and would need a number of skilled administrators.”
Within the meantime, all 9 unique episodes are streaming on Netflix. For those who haven’t watched but, it’s undoubtedly time to hitch these 111 million (!) followers now.
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