SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) — 111 million households worldwide watched the popular Korean-language drama “Squid Game” on Netflix by 111 million households worldwide, becoming the most successful original content of all time. The US broadcasting giant said on Wednesday.
Since its first release on September 17, the nine-episode survival drama has topped the charts of the most-watched series on Netflix in 94 countries, including the US, UK and France, according to the company.
In the US, in particular, “Squid Game” became the first non-English-speaking content and remained in the number one position for 21 consecutive days.
Kim Min Young, vice president of content for Asia Pacific, excluding India, said that since Netflix launched its South Korea service in 2015, its goal has been to show high-quality local content to fans of South Korean shows worldwide. He added that the “squid game” helped him achieve his dream.
“Squid Game,” directed and written by Hwang Dong Hyuk, is about hundreds of people playing a series of deadly games, based on Korean children’s games, for a profit of 45.6 billion won ($38.6 million). cash Money.
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