‘Hellbound’ dethrones ‘Squid Game’ as Netflix’s most popular show

The South Korean supernatural horror series reached number one on the streaming service in just 24 hours.


New South Korean horror series ripped off Squid gameIt’s crowned as Netflix’s most popular show.

Streaming analytics site FlixPatrol reports that Hell, which premiered on Nov. 19, took first place in just 24 hours thanks to an increase in streaming from 84 countries, according to the New York Post.

Squid game It took eight days to achieve the same feat before spending 46 non-consecutive days at the top. It currently occupies the second place of FlixPatrol.

“A story about beings from another world who appear out of nowhere to issue a decree and condemn people to hell,” we read on Netflix. Hell the description.

“These supernatural events cause great chaos and allow the religious group The New Truth to gain influence. A few people, however, begin to be suspicious of his activities and begin to investigate his involvement in mysterious events. “

Hell started as a webtoon before being adapted for television. The Season 2 webtoon is already slated for release in the second half of next year, but no filming plans for an accompanying TV season have been made.

Director Yeon Sang-ho and cartoonist Choi Gyu-Seok own the Hell intellectual property and could use it on any platform. But a move seems unlikely, as Sang-ho praised Netflix in a recent interview with HuffPost KR, which was picked up by Hypebeast.

“As a creator, Netflix is ​​a good platform. There are no restrictions on introduction to Korea, so free planning is possible. It is also a great advantage and a new experience to be able to simultaneously release and see reactions in countries of different cultures. he said.

“It was my first job with Netflix and it was a success, but if I start over with Netflix again, I won’t take a similar approach, I will do something new.”

During this time, Squid game set the record for Netflix’s most successful series launch. Leaked internal documents acquired by Bloomberg also indicate that Netflix is ​​set to earn $ 891 million from the success of the South Korean survival drama.

Squid Game creator, director and screenwriter Hwang Dong-hyuk recently confirmed a second season of the show which sees indebted citizens participating in deadly children’s games for money.

“There was so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you don’t give us a choice!

At least from these early figures it seems Hell is fast becoming Netflix’s next entertainment phenomenon.

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Javier E. Swan