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Squid Game Is On Its Way To Become a Billion Dollar Hit for Netflix

Squid Game is a household name now. Apart from being Netflix’s most-watched series ever, it will certainly end up helping Netflix a massive amount of money. An all-new report from Bloomberg hints that the South Korean series has so far generated $890 million for the streaming service. The impact value of a certain show is a metric used by Netflix to consider and calculate the economic contribution by a series while factoring in subscriber costs and other revenues.

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A still from Netflix's Squid Game
A still from Netflix’s Squid Game

It gets even more impressive when you come across the nine episodes allegedly cost under $22 million which means a massive $2.4 million every single episode – to make. If we compare, The Crown and Stranger Things cost $10 million and $8 million per episode.

Squid Game – A global phenomenon, already?

Squid Game has turned into a global phenomenon and the latest figures hint that at least 132 million people have watched at least 2 minutes of the show, in its very first month. To make things better, a whopping 66% of the viewers have completed Squid Game in one go.

Although a second season is yet to be announced by Netflix, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is already thinking of a second season.

“But there are some other stories in the series that have not been addressed. For example, the story of the police officer and the story of his brother, the Front Man. So if I end up creating season two, I’d like to explore that storyline — what is going on between those two brothers?,” he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

He added, The writer added, “And then I could also go into the story of that recruiter in the suit who plays the game of ddakji with Gi-hun and gives him the card in the first episode. And, of course, we could go with Gi-hun’s story as he turns back, and explore more about how he’s going to navigate through his reckoning with the people who are designing the games. So, I don’t know yet, but I’ll just say there are a lot of possibilities out there for season two storylines.”

Written by Ryan Lee