If you are subscribed to Netflix, and even if you’re not, there’s a 150% chance you’ve heard of the Squid Game. Korean drama premiered on Netflix on September 17, and since then it became a global phenomenon. Believe it or not, the show was watched by 142 million households so far, which surprised Netflix execs and the creator of the show Hwang Dong-hyuk.
As reported by Deadline, Netflix revealed the statistics in a letter to their investors:
A mind-boggling 142m member households globally have chosen to watch the title in its first four weeks. The breadth of Squid Game’s popularity is truly amazing.
Dong-hyuk recently said that he’s not sure if Season 2 will happen, but that he has the idea for it if it does. And considering all the wild numbers the show brought to Netflix, we’re honestly surprised that Netflix didn’t say anything about Season 2 yet.
Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show is following a group of contenders invited to participate in the competition where the last standing person wins $38.6 million. There was even a real-life interpretation of the games held in Abu Dhabi last week.