Netflix’s Squid Game made a large debut with its release on September 17th, 2021. Squid Game, directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, became the number one television series in 90 different countries.
Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama with one season and nine episodes total. Squid Game tells the story of Gi-Hun, a man in a really deep debt, getting invited to a competition to win cash. However, the games are not what they seem, and it results in a blood bath.
Squid Game stars Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, and Jung Ho-yeon, all very popular actors in South Korea.
Squid Game has won the record of the “biggest ever series at launch on Netflix”. The budget for Squid Game is $21.4 million and resulted in receiving a whopping $891.1 million.
An extreme 142 million people have watched Squid Game since its release. The hashtag, #SquidGame has been viewed on Tiktok 22.8 billion times.
People all over the world are already planning their Squid Game inspired Halloween costumes, it is speculated that Squid Game is going to be the most popular Halloween costume of the year.
Companies have already started releasing merchandise based off the show, such as Hot Topic and Funko. Squid Game has achieved so many successes in just a short amount of time.