November 10, 2021 10:16
Netflix's hit Korean series "Squid Game" has been dethroned by "Arcane" after reigning at the top for some 46 days.
According to FlixPatrol, which tallies streaming ratings worldwide, the animated series, based on the online game "League of Legends," took the top spot after its release on Nov. 7, pushing "Squid Game" into the second spot.
"Squid Game" had maintained the top spot since Sept. 23, tying with the global streaming giant's 2020 hit series "The Queen's Gambit" for the longest run.
"Squid Game" is about a high-stakes survival competition in which down-on-their-luck players are taken to a mysterious location where they must compete in one children's game after another to win a prize or face death. The dystopian thriller series became popular shortly after its release in September, with the game featured in the series going viral around the world.
Despite its slight slide in the overall global ranking, the runaway hit series remains at the top in some 17 countries.
Meanwhile, the series' writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk hinted at a second season of the show in an interview in Los Angeles on Tuesday. "There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season, so I almost feel like you leave us no choice, but I will say there will indeed be a second season," he said.
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