It would appear that Squid Game continues to be king at Netflix. Last month, Stranger Things 4 lastly arrived after a two-year wait, and the brand new episodes for the favored sequence got here with nice anticipation from followers. Viewership was extraordinarily excessive as followers binged these new episodes virtually as shortly as they arrived. Season 4 can in the end be thought-about an enormous success for the Netflix present, however on the finish of the day, Stranger Things was not in a position to break the present file for the streamer’s most-watched sequence.
Per Variety, Squid Game had reached 1.7 billion hours streamed by subscribers by the top of its first 28 days after release. It’s now been revealed that Stranger Things 4 has reached that 28-day mark with 1.4 billion hours streamed. Officially, this retains Squid Game on the high of the listing, however there are some key variations to contemplate, corresponding to Squid Game‘s freshman season operating eight hours lengthy whereas Stranger Things 4 runs about 13 hours lengthy. But even with the additional viewership required to complete Stranger Things 4, Squid Game nonetheless reigned supreme.
Even arising quick so far as matching Squid Game may go, Stranger Things 4 continues to be a really large hit for Netflix. It resulted within the second-highest week in streaming history on the platform and will definitely have followers coming again for the fifth and last season when it makes its option to the streamer. That might not occur till 2024, however with the ultimate season, Stranger Things may have one other shot at breaking new data earlier than it closes out its story.
Squid Game Has More Episodes within the Works
Meanwhile, Squid Game is simply beginning its run at Netflix with only one season launched so far. A second season has been formally ordered and is now in improvement which can broaden upon the story established by season 1. Of course, it was of little or no shock when the sequence was introduced given how standard the present is with its spectacular file at Netflix. The streamer plans to additional broaden the franchise past a second season as nicely, which incorporates a reality series that’s in development based mostly on the present.
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk mentioned in a press release saying the season 2 renweal. “As the writer, director, and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show. And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakj might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su. Join us once more for a whole new round.”
It’s not clear when season 2 shall be launched, however for now, you may catch the primary season of Squid Game on Netflix.