Park Hae Soo and Lee Jung Jae’s ‘Squid Game’ First K-Drama to Achieve No. 1 Spot in Netflix U.S

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Park Hae Soo and Lee Jung Jae's Kdrama Squid Game continues to dominate worldwide with its unique concept and fresh take on children's games. 

The Netflix series has been receiving massive approval globally, causing a stir and is raising the status of the Korean series. 

KDrama Squid Game Tops Netflix U.S.

With this, the action thriller series surpassed the achievement of Sex Education after landing first place in the top 10 TV series in the United States, according to Flix Patrol, a Netflix ranking site. 

For week 38, the nine-episode K-drama reigned the said category for two consecutive days and the Netflix Top 10 overall for September 22. 

The latest achievement makes Kdrama Squid Game the first K-series to rank number 1 in Netflix's "Today's Top 10" in the US and top 40 countries worldwide.

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Squid Game
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Apart from this, the streaming giant previously mentioned that the Park Hae Soo and Lee Jung Jae's new series eclipsed the success of Sweet Home starring Song Kang and Lee Do Hyun and even the popularity of the Spanish series La Casa de Papel or widely known as Money Heist.

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Netflix Unveils Unreleased Squid Game Stills 

Amid the Squid Game craze worldwide, Netflix dropped new still cuts featuring Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Jung Ho Yeon, and Lee Yoo Mi. 

In one photo, the Chief of Staff star was stunned to see that he managed to finish the sugar honeycomb task despite having a difficult figure. 

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Lee Jung Jae

It came after he chose the umbrella shape and explained that it reminded him of how his mother called his attention for always losing his umbrella. 

The second still cut showed the photo of Park Hae Soo's character, Cho Sang Woo, where they were tasked to wear a suit for dinner prior to their last game. 

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Meanwhile, the third photo illustrates the beginning of Kang Sae Byeok and Ji Yeong's friendship. 

Played by Jung Ho Yeon and Lee Yoo Mi, their connection showed the meaning of true friendship after one sacrificed herself for the other. 

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Squid Game
(Photo : Netflix Korea )
Squid Game
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Will There be Squid Game Season 2? 

The newest thriller K-series depicts the lives of 456 cash-trapped individuals as they join the mysterious survival game. 

Only one winner will take home the cash prize of whooping 40 million USD, but contestants must survive the death-defying children games. 

With the intense popularity of Netflix Squid Game, fans were hopeful that the series would return with another sequel. 

Unfortunately, there's no official statement from the streaming giant nor the production team regarding the possibility of Squid Game season 2. 

What Made the Viewers Think Squid Game Season 2 is Possible?

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Despite Netflix and Siren Pictures Inc., the production company behind the K-drama, kept mum about the second sequel, fans believe that "Squid Game" might return in the coming years. 

It came after several netizens raised that the series concluded with an open-ended story, sparking a conclusion with Seong Gi Hoon and what truly happened between Hwang Joon Ho (Wi Ha Joon) and his brother Hwang In Ho (Lee Byung Hun.)

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Written by Geca Wills 

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