The series surpassed views of Bridgerton on Netflix.
South Korean survival drama series Squid Game has got the Internet to do the talking since it dropped on Netflix. Now and then, people discuss a lot of things about the actors, the challenges they face and how they survive to make it to the end. Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show has created quite a rage across the globe and has now achieved a feat that no Netflix series did until now.
Yes, as per reports in Deadline, Squid Game has become the biggest launch of Netflix and garnered 111 million views in the first month of its release. The record was previously held by Bridgerton in 2020 and early 2021 with 82 million viewership after the series made its debut around Christmas last year.
Talking about Squid Game, the series has been trending at the numero uno position in around 90 countries and has been dubbed in more than 30 languages.
Earlier, these foreign language shows namely Money Heist (Spanish), Dark (German) and Lupin (French) had struck a right chord with the masses when it was released on Netflix.
Sharing their excitement, Netflix even tweeted, "Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever!"
Squid Game also features a Korea-based Indian-born actor named Anupam Tripathi. In the series, he plays the role of Ali Abdul, who is a Pakistani economic migrant.
Recently, while talking about his role and the appreciation show and he has been receiving, Anupam told Variety, "We felt that it will be received well, but when it became a phenomenon and sensation, it was not expected – I was not prepared."
Talking about the shooting process, the actor added, "I enjoyed every bit of it because in going in front of the audience and expressing myself — it was so fascinating to become somebody and then again become myself."
Squid Game premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021.