Korean hit Squid Game is officially Netflix’s most successful launch, the streamer has confirmed.
In a Tweet posted Tuesday, Netflix confirmed the dystopian drama had pulled in 111 million people in the month since it was released, beating period piece Bridgerton that made its debut last Christmas.
Squid Game follows people invited to take part in a mystery game for huge sums of money.
The show takes its name from a popular game play in Korean school playgrounds in which children run towards a finish line when “green light” is shouted out and freeze when the words “red light” are called. However, in Squid Game the players are shot dead.
The violence within the show has already led Netflx to rate the show has only suitable for those aged 15 and over. But there is concern among UK schools who have advised parents to monitor what their children are watching.
Squid Game is also the first Korean programme to become the most popular series in the United States.