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Netflix’s dystopian Korean thriller series Squid Game has “a very good chance” of becoming Netflix’s most popular show yet, co-CEO Ted Sarandos said on Monday at the Code conference in Los Angeles.

“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. Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure,” said Ted according to CNET. He is also the head of content at Netflix. Ted added that there’s “a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever.”

Netflix orders 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 Bridgerton from 2020, 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.

The hit K-drama has had great viewership since its premiere on September 17, rising to the top of the streamer’s Top 10 in at least 66 countries. It is the first Korean drama to hit the No. 1 spot on Netflix, reaching that milestone just four days after its release.

Squid Game features a group of people facing massive debts. They are given a chance to gamble their lives to win money that would allow them to pay off their debts.

 

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