Netflix’s Korean drama Squid Game could be bigger than Bridgerton.
Netflix’s South Korean drama Squid Game, a bloody thriller drama series in which “hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games” with deadly high stakes for incredible prizes, is reportedly on the verge. to surpass Bridgerton as the streaming service. most viewed program. This news was self-reported by Netflix and covered by Variety, who also notes that Squid Game has become the first K-Drama to qualify as the best Netflix show in the United States.
Released on September 17, within 48 hours it had entered the top 10 shows worldwide. On September 21, he ranked first. “We didn’t see it coming, in terms of its global popularity,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, told Variety.
By way of comparison, Bridgerton, the period drama about England’s Regency era, debuted on Christmas Day last year and was hailed (again by Netflix) in January as its “greatest show.” Even without the numbers giving a solid idea of success, think of it this way: Since production on season 2 was only just beginning in April, it was already picked up for seasons 3 and 4. Squid Game is reportedly moving forward to overtake that. type of audience.
Squid is available to stream exclusively on Netflix. You can also check out GameSpot’s curated guide to all the new content coming to Netflix in October right here.
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