Netflix confirmed on its official Twitter account that “Squid Game” is now their biggest launch of all time, with 111 million viewers tuning in during its first month on the platform. For comparison, the previous record holder, “Bridgerton,” had 82 million viewers during its first 28 days on Netflix. Obviously, 111 million viewers is a far higher number than that, confirming just how popular and successful “Squid Game” has been on a worldwide scale. All the more impressive is the fact that it’s a South Korean show that managed to find a massive English-speaking audience.
One has to wonder what this means for the future of “Squid Game” going forward. There were still more than a few plot threads left open at the end of Season 1, so it seems as if a Season 2 is all but guaranteed. Still, nothing is ever certain in the land of television and renewals, so fans will simply have to wait and see. Either way, this is a monumental success story for Netflix and the show, and that alone is certainly a point of pride for everyone involved.