Step apart, “Squid Game” — there’s a new hit present on the town.
Netflix’s most-watched series has been robbed of its title because the streaming large’s hottest TV present as a result of newcomer horror series “Hellbound,” which is proving to be much more of a mega hit.
According to streaming analytics web site FlixPatrol, the newcomer nabbed the top slot inside 24 hours of premiering on Nov. 19, throughout which period viewers in over 84 international locations boosted its metrics.
Meanwhile, “Squid Game” had spent 46 nonconsecutive days on the top following its Sept. 19 premiere, the Guardian reported.
The South Korean survival drama’s reputation was so dramatic that it considerably helped the streaming large’s third-quarter good points. While Netflix had lately reported it was experiencing a slowdown in subscriber progress because the pandemic ebbs, “Squid Game” considerably reversed the development.
In an October letter to shareholders, co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos credited it with piercing “the cultural zeitgeist” and being watched by 142 million subscriber households throughout its first 4 weeks of streaming.
Both reveals are South Korean dramas, however whereas “Squid Game” tells the story of hopeful debtors playing their lives by enjoying sadistic video games within the hopes of profitable large, “Hellbound” is a few workforce of violent demons that search out sinners who already know after they’ll die.
“A story about otherworldly beings who appear out of nowhere to issue a decree and condemn individuals to hell,” reads Netflix’s description of the show, which is directed by Yeon Sang Ho. “These supernatural events cause great mayhem and enable the religious group The New Truth to grow in influence. A few people, however, become suspicious about its activities and begin investigating its involvement in mysterious events.”
The series’ pilot premiered on the Toronto International Film Festival in September, based on the Guardian.
Earlier this month, “Squid Game” was confirmed for a second season.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!” author and director Hwang Dong-hyuk mentioned on the time.