NEW DELHI: Streaming platform Netflix on Wednesday confirmed that its Korean language present “Squid Game” has grow to be its “biggest series launch” until date after the survival drama hit the mark of 111 million views in lower than a month since its debut.
The present, directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, premiered on the streamer on September 17.
“Squid Game” has surpassed the file set by Netflix’s Regency period sequence “Bridgerton”, an English language sequence, which stood at 82 million accounts in its first 28 days.
“Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever!” a tweet on Netflix’s official account learn.
The nine-part present follows 456 individuals combating debt in Seoul who signal on to play a sequence of lethal competitions primarily based on Korean kids’s video games, the winner of which is able to obtain 45.6 billion gained (USD 38 million).
It stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.
Last week, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, mentioned “Squid Game” was on its solution to changing into the largest present in Netflix historical past.
Just just like the Oscar-winning Korean language movie “Parasite”, directed by Bong Joon-ho, the present has been lauded for highlighting the widening gulf between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
“Squid Game” has additionally attracted consideration for its vibrant and fantastical manufacturing design by Chae Kyung-sun; the inexperienced and pink tracksuits worn by the contestants and the sport referees have sparked a merchandise race, and ‘dalgona’, the Korean candy on the centre of one of many video games within the contest, has grow to be a worldwide rage.
According to experiences, the recognition of the present in South Korea led to a surge of community site visitors which prompted SK Broadband to file a lawsuit in opposition to Netflix, in search of financial damages to pay for elevated broadband utilization and upkeep prices related to the present.
A telephone quantity utilized in “Squid Game” belonged to a non-public resident who reportedly receiving as much as 4,000 calls every day from individuals.
After the person raised this situation, Netflix acknowledged they might edit the present to take away the quantity, experiences mentioned.