Netflix's Squid Game may become the video streaming platform's biggest show ever

Published 29 Sep, 2021 01:13pm

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The company's co-CEO says the Korean series is already set to be Netflix's top non-English show 'for sure'.

The dystopian Korean series Squid Game, which has been rapidly gaining popularity amongst Netflix viewers, has a good chance of becoming the video streaming platform's most popular show yet.

"There's a show on Netflix right now that is the No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world. It's called Squid Game," Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos said, according to CNET. "Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure," he said at the Code conference in Los Angeles. He added that there's "a very good chance it's going to be our biggest show ever."

Traditionally, Netflix ranks the popularity of its originals by counting how many people watch a title for at least two minutes in the first 28 days of release. Netflix's racy historical drama from 2020, Bridgerton, so far holds the title of being Netflix's biggest series ever. An estimated 82 million households around the world had tuned in to the show in its first 28 days online.

Squid Game follows a group of people, dealing with financial issues, who are given a chance to compete in a series of games to win money that would allow them to pay off their debts.