Did you love Squid Game? You are not the only ones. Netflix announces that the Korean series has become its biggest hit.
It was the surprise of this return. Posted on September 17, Squid Game was a runaway success for Red N. The South Korean series, halfway between Black Mirror and Hunger Games, broke all records according to Netflix.
In line with Alice in Borderland, it follows the adventures of the participants in an extraordinary game. 456 players, cornered by monstrous debts, are invited to play several games inspired by childhood to try to win 45.6 billion won (30 million euros). It is at the bend of a bloody part of 1,2,3 Soleil that they will discover that elimination is synonymous with death for the participants.
Through its narration, the series developed by Hwang Dong-hyuk for more than ten years, offers a reflection on our societies and our relationship to death. And this dangerous game seems to have convinced many spectators to believe the firm of Reed Hastings.
Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever! pic.twitter.com/SW3FJ42Qsn
— Netflix (@netflix) October 12, 2021
The biggest hit of all time
Last January, Netflix announced that its most popular series was The Bridgertons Chronicle. The adaptation of Julia Quinn’s novels already accumulated more than 82 million views under 28 days after its launch. She had dethroned The Witcher and its 76 million views. A little less than a year later, Squid Game won by a large head with 111 million viewers in less than a month.
But this success is also accompanied by some controversies. While she is prohibited at least 16 years old in France, the production has taken over the playgrounds of France, to the point that the Ministry of National Education had to send a warning message to all the directors of departmental services at the end of last week, reports Liberation. If the phenomenon has obviously not taken an exceptional scale, the government announces to take the situation “Very seriously”.
This decision is a response to a phenomenon that appeared in Belgium. Elementary school children had engaged in a particularly violent part of 1,2,3 sun inspired by the games in the series. If unlike the series the outcome of the game was not fatal, an 11-year-old girl had been whipped by her comrades.
A season 2?
Following this success, Netflix will undoubtedly want to repeat the experience. The end leaves room for several hypotheses on the continuation of the adventures of Seong Gi-Hun. Its creator has nevertheless confided that he does not want to re-emerge, at least for the moment. He confided to Variety
“I don’t have any well-developed plans for Squid Game 2. I’m tired just thinking about it. But if I had to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a writers’ room and would like several experienced directors. ”
We will therefore have to wait until Netflix make a formal announcement. It seems to be off to a good start.