Squid Game on track to be the biggest Netflix series ever
29 September 2021, 11:10 | Updated: 29 September 2021, 11:29
Netflix series Squid Game has proved a huge hit since it landed earlier this month.
The Korean-language thriller has proved a massive hit since it dropped on the streaming service on September 17, and it looks set to steal Bridgerton's crown as their biggest ever show.
The nine-part series follows a group of cash-strapped and debt-ridden people who respond to a mysterious invitation to play some children's games in the hopes of winning 45.6 billion won (around £28 million). The 456 participants soon find out, however, that the games have a terrifying and deadly twist...
- Who is in the cast of Squid Game on Netflix?
- What are the games in Squid Game and how many are there?
- Where was Squid Game filmed?
Since the series premiered 11 days ago, it has topped the Netflix chart in 90 countries - from Qatar and Oman to Ecuador and Bolivia. Around 95 per cent of the show's viewers are outside of Korea.
Currently, the top Netflix shows are Bridgerton (82 million), Lupin (76 million), and The Witcher (76 million).
Fans have understandably been clamouring for news of a possible season two of Squid Game, but there hasn't been any word from Netflix on whether it's been renewed.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who started writing the show in 2008, recently told Variety that he doesn't yet have concrete plans for more episodes.
"I don’t have well developed plans for Squid Game 2," he said. "It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors."