Netflix Confirms Squid Game’s Return. The very popular Korean Tv Show has been said to get a second season as stated by Netflix’s Ted Sarandos. The co-CEO confirmed the plan during the company’s Q421 earnings call in January, hinting that not only would show a second season but that Netflix might also be having an eye wider “universe” that is based around the series.
Squid Game Universe Inbound
Netflix published the show’s earnings in 2021, noting as part of it that Squid Game was their top show of last year, joining its two all-time-best movies Don’t Look Up and Red Notice. Though the earnings report doesn’t elaborate on the company’s future plan for the show, Sarandos actually confirmed during an earnings call the Squid Game Season two is in the pipeline.
When asked if there would be a second season, Sarandos replied, “Absolutely. The squid game universe has just started.” This brief statement actually represents an exciting possibility: Netflix may be looking at Squid Game as more than an isolated hit and instead as a proper universe upon which to develop its future content.
Netflix is not a stranger when it comes to telling stories that are set within a particular fictional universe. November 2018, for example, the company revealed plans to launch a lot of shows all set in the Roald Dahl universe. Netflix placed its targets on popular shows like the Resident Evil Universe as the Foundation for telling new stories. Aside that, Netflix has already started capitalizing on Squid Game’s popularity with a line of Merchandise.
Well at the moment, Netflix has not said anything about its bigger plans at the moment. We are yet to know the date of the arrival of Squid Game season 2 and how its “universe” might be leveraged going forward.
Squid Game Sets a New Record
Viral go hits despite the company’s effort to replicate them, tend to come and go without warning, shooting out of nowhere just to take out the competition. We’ve encountered a lot of Netflix Originals earn this honor over the years, including shows like Stranger Things, and September 2021 brought us the latest of this phenomenon.
Within the first few months of streaming on this platform, the Squid game Skyrocketed to popularity around the world, quickly becoming the most successful Netflix Original of all time. Although Netflix tends to keep its data and shows a secret, it actually does break that trend when there’s a good reason to brag.
And based on that, according to Slashgear, we know that the Squid Game Show was ranked in 1.65 billion hours of streaming within its first month on Netflix, where it debuted on September 17, 2021. In comparison, the second-largest show according to Variety is Bridgerton, which got around 625 million hours of streaming over the same timespan.