Squid Game continues to be a global focus as the Korean Netflix series unceasingly dominates the industry across the globe.
Its popularity resulted in calls for another season which the creator has not confirmed until now. Still, they did not close the doors for a potential installment, especially since the end scene of the Korean series suggested an impending sequel.
Meanwhile, after conquering its home country of Korea and the greater population in the U.S., Squid Game set another record by beating other series and movies in over 90 different countries.
Squid Game's Demand Growing Worldwide
Weeks after its debut, Vulture shared the real-time track on the success of the show.
According to the news outlet, the series already became the most in-demand show in the world. Parrot Analytics noted the series' demand index, which is 79 times higher compared to other titles.
Squid Game also beat Money Heist's third season and Sex Education's debut in terms of Netflix's global-demand index on quickest series to outshine other hits. As of the writing, IMDb hails the series as No. 2 on its world's most popular TV shows following Sex Education.
In a report by YipitData (via Bloomberg), it has been revealed that Squid Game contributed to Netflix's recent stock gains. As of Thursday, Netflix's shares rose 1.9% to $610.27, pushing the company to reach its highest levels of downloads for this year.
With the continuous success of Squid Game, Netflix's global TV head Bela Bajaria expressed their excitement about what the future holds for the series.
"We always knew it was going to be a signature title for Korea, but there's no way to have anticipated it would be this big," she said, as quoted by Vulture.
Squid Game Playing Huge Role in Koreans Lives
The record-breaker series also plays a massive role in highlighting the major societal problem in South Korea and other countries.
Korean film expert Areum Jeong told The Washington Post how the series showed South Koreans' frustrations on the rising inequality in the country. For what it's worth, the issue was highlighted even more on the series' Season 9, where it depicted the countries' most marginalized communities — from a North Korean defector to a migrant factory worker.
Squid Game's theme indeed made everyone applaud its creator and the message. However, the Korean Netflix series also used its popularity to spread awareness about global inequality.