Netflix may have another hit on its hands. The streaming service’s new Korean-language series “Squid Game” is slated to be the company’s “biggest” show of all time.
Netflix’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos explained during the annual Code Conference Monday that “Squid Game” will “definitely” be the streamer’s biggest non-English series.
“[There’s] a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever,” he said about the show, which premiered Sept. 17.
“Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games,” the show’s description reads. “Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a 100% critic score based on seven reviews while it has an 87% audience score from 540 user ratings.
For “Squid Game” to be the hottest series to date on Netflix, it would have to beat the Spanish series “Money Heist.” The drama’s fourth season is now Netflix’s sixth-biggest debut with 65 million households watching in the first 28 days of its premiere.
Adding to that list is Shonda Rhimes’ hit romance series “Bridgerton,” which is Netflix’s biggest series to date. About 82 million households viewed the sexy British Regency-era show within the first month of its debut.
All those eyeballs watching young people have sex in corsets while a gossip columnist runs around spilling their secrets, earned the steamy series a Season 2 renewal.