111 million views: ‘Squid Game’ has set a new Netflix record – why?
DPA Netflix's "Squid Game" has now won over more fans than "Bridgerton" since launching. How is it that a show about a violent rat race where people are murdered every few minutes now trumps Netflix's cheerful period romance? Youngkyu Park/Netflix/dpa
After weeks of hype, headlines and memes, the South Korean show “Squid Game” is now officially the most successful show Netflix has ever launched.
“‘Squid Game’ has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever,” the streaming platform said on Twitter on Wednesday.
The brutal show, about several hundred people competing in a gameshow-like fight to the death for a pile of cash, managed to break this record in just 27 days since its premiere on September 17.