The South Korean drama ‘Squid Game’ has officially broken Netflix’s record for most-watched series.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the streaming giant announced that the series had reached 111 million worldwide views, eclipsing 2020’s Bridgerton with its record of N82 million views.
On September 17, the dystopian series premiered to instant acclaim and has continued to set viral trends on social media.
Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos had earlier predicted the show stood a ‘very good chance’ of being the platform’s most-watched series of all time, an impressive accomplishment for a non-English series.
There was no guarantee that the series would be a fan favourite. Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator and director of the show, revealed in an interview that the streaming giant turned down the original script written for a feature film.
‘Squid Game’ has remained on Netflix’s top 10 list in 94 countries and is also the first Korean series to reach number one in the United States.
It’s worth pointing out that Netflix views are recorded per two-minute stretch, which implies that such a choice was deliberate.