According to streaming analytics company FlixPatrol, “Squid Game” surpassed the highly popular British teen comedy-drama series “Sex Education,” which had previously topped the U.S. chart. On Netflix’s global top 10 TV show list, “Squid Game” is No 2.
Before “Squid Game,” the Korean original series “Sweet Home,” released last December, reached No. 3 for U.S. viewership.
“Squid Game” topped charts in 14 territories including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Singapore.
Actor Lee Jung-jae stars along with Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi and Kim Joo-ryoung.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who was behind “Silenced” (2011), “Miss Granny” (2014) and “The Fortress” (2017), wrote the script and directed.