• Autumn Landon

'Squid Game' to Potentially Become Netflix's Biggest Show Yet



Squid Game is a Netflix Korean survival drama about a group of people, all in debt, who are forced to play children's games to win 45.6 billion won — about $38.5 million USD. The only catch is that if they lose the game, they will be killed.


The show currently ranks as the No. 1 show worldwide on the platform, even though it was only released on September 17th and just two days later, it had already entered the top 10 shows globally. The following day, it was at No. 2, then finally taking the No. 1 spot on Sept. 21. Only four days after its initial release. In South Korea, Squid Game was No. 1 by its second day of availability.


Ted Sarandos, Netflix's co-CEO and chief content officer, was quoted saying: "We did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity,"


Bridgerton currently holds the title as the "biggest show," meaning it was watched by a record 82 million households globally since it began streaming. The show made the top 10 in every country except Japan and hit number one in 83 countries including the United States.


The show's writer/director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, stated that it took him nearly six whole months to write just the first two episodes, as it was an incredibly difficult concept to materialize.