Squid Game is more than just a violent South Korean import. The Netflix series has become a cultural phenomenon. It even garnered a response from the government of North Korea. Of course, the #1 streaming show in over 90 countries didn’t come without a hefty price tag.
Netflix paid an astonishing $21.4 million for the rights to offer the show for streaming, according to reports. The jaw-dropping figure comes from Netflix internal documents.
As reported by Bloomberg, the series delivered the best debut in the history of Netflix. The success of the show on the platform has had some shine taken off by the controversy regarding transphobic comments on a Dave Chappelle comedy special.
The company is not afraid to spend big money to offer their subscribers quality content. Netflix reportedly paid $130 million to produce The Crown, according to Screenrant. It cost $118 million to secure the rights to the hit 90’s comedy Friends.
The show has become so popular that even A-list celebrities like LeBron James have been talking about it. The show is the number one streaming program in over 90 countries.
While the content of the show is controversial, it is also extraordinarily successful. A second season of the show has not yet been confirmed. We know Netflix won’t let money stand in the way of acquiring content.
When do you think we’ll see season 2 of Squid Game? Discuss in the comments!