Netflix’s hit show, Squid Game has been dethroned…
Shortly after being crowned Netflix’s most watched series ever, Squid Game has been beaten.
But, what do you think has knocked it from the top? Scroll on to find out…
Now, if you’ve not heard about Squid Game, where have you been?
Created and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the tantalizing thriller tells the story of “hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”
It quickly became the first Korean drama to rank at number 1 on Netflix…
And managed to do so only 4 days after its release, beating out other popular K-dramas such as Vincenzo and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.
It also received a 100% rating on Rotton Tomatoes and a solid 8.3/10 on IMDb.
That’s pretty impressive if you ask us…
A few weeks ago, during the Code conference, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and Head of Content spoke out about the success, saying this:
“Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure [and has] a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever.
“We did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity,” he also admitted.
After seeing the show’s success, Hwang Dong-hyuk was asked if we would be getting another season…
Speaking to Variety on September 24th, Hwang admitted that the process of creating the hit Netflix show has been stressful and it’s not something he’s ready to re-do because of his lack of “teamwork.”
He also said:
“In my earlier days, I’d drink half a bottle of soju [Korean alcohol] to get the creative juices flowing. I can’t do that anymore,” Hwang said. “Writing [Squid Game] was harder than normal for me as it was a series, not a film. It took me 6 months to write and rewrite the first 2 episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses.”
However, he did add this on the prospect of writing another season:
“I don’t have well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2.’ It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”
We’re not ready for a season 2 just yet…
Because a lot of us aren’t even over season 1, are we?
There’s no denying that the show has been a hit all around the world.
So much of a hit that it recently became Netflix’s most-watched series!
The news was announced by Netflix earlier this month.
In a tweet, they revealed that it “only took seventeen days and 111M global fans to become our biggest ever series at launch.”
They also added that it is the first series “to surpass 100 million when it premiered.”
Significantly beating the former record made by Bridgerton which saw eighty-two million accounts watch during its first month of release.
But sadly, as all good things do, Squid Game’s position at the top has come to end.
The show has been knocked from the top spot of Netflix’s most-watched series after a new series was recently released, Pure Wow reports.
But people have mixed opinions about whether the new series should have dethroned Squid Game’s or not…
Can you guess which series managed to dethrone Squid Game?
As per Pure Wow, it’s everyone’s favorite psychological horror series, You, of course!
A worthy winner…