South Korean drama ‘Squid Game’ has officially broken the record as Netflix’s most-watched television series of all time.
According to the streaming giant in a tweet on Tuesday, the series had hit 111 million worldwide views knocking off 2020 series ‘Bridgerton’
The gritty series premiered to instant fame on September 17 and has continued to the set record on social platforms.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos had earlier predicted that the show had a ‘very good chance’ at being the platform’s most-watched show of all time, a huge feat for a non-English series.
Funny enough, the series never had potential to be a big hit. Show creator and director, Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed in an interview that the streaming giant first turned down the script which was originally written as a feature film.
‘Squid Game’ has remained on Netflix’s top 10 list in 94 countries and is also the first-ever Korean series to reach number one in the United States.
It is noteworthy to add that Netflix views are recorded per two minutes of view which is long enough to imply the choice was intentional.