‘Squid Game’ becomes Netflix’s biggest-ever launch hit

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Dystopian South Korean drama “Squid Game” has become Netflix’s most popular series launch ever, drawing 111 million fans since its debut less than four weeks ago, the streaming service said Tuesday. The unprecedented global viral hit imagines a macabre world in which marginalized people are pitted against one another in traditional children’s games. While the victor can earn millions in cash, losing players are killed. Spreading around the world by word of mouth, especially via social media, “Squid Game” has topped Netflix charts in more than 80 countries. “Squid Game has o…

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