Reuters. – The streaming service at this time said the hit South Korean series “The Squid Game” has officially become the best-selling Netflix original production launch.
The nine-part series, in which cash-strapped contestants play childhood killer games in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million), It has become a worldwide sensation for Netflix since its launch less than a month ago.
Dystopia has inspired countless memes, Halloween costumes depicting the omnipresent green monkeys worn by contestants, and recreations of various games in the real world. It also sparked a debate within South Korea about toxic competitive societies and sparked a new interest in the country’s culture and language around the world.
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“Squid has officially reached 111 million followers, making it our best series launch ever!” , posted on Netflix on Twitter.
The series reached that total in just 27 days since its September 17 launch, easily outperforming British period series Bridgeton, which It was viewed by 82 million accounts in the first 28 days.
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Netflix provides limited information about viewing numbers on its platform, and it segments the data you provide in a number of ways. His 28-day debut numbers he posted on Bridgeton and other shows included any accounts that watched an episode for at least two minutes.
Netflix CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said at a tech conference in California last month that The company was surprised by the popularity of “The Squid Game”.
“We weren’t expecting it in terms of its global popularity,” he said.
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