The gritty Korean drama series has reached 111 million worldwide views.
South Korean drama ‘Squid Game’ has officially broken the record as Netflix’s most-watched television series of all time.
According to the streaming giant in a tweet on Tuesday, the series had hit 111 million worldwide views knocking off 2020 series ‘Bridgerton’ with its record of N82 million views.
The dystopian series premiered to instant acclaim on September 17 and has continued to set viral trends on social platforms.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos had earlier predicted that the show stood a ‘very good chance’ at being the platform’s most-watched show of all time, a huge feat for a non-English series.
Interestingly, the series was not always a potential hit. Show creator and director, Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed in an interview that the streaming giant first turned down the script which was originally written as a feature film.
‘Squid Game’ has remained on Netflix’s top 10 list in 94 countries and is also the first-ever Korean series to reach number one in the United States.
It is noteworthy to add that Netflix views are recorded per two minutes of view which is long enough to imply the choice was intentional.