Squid Game: The Challenge will see 456 players compete for a jackpot of $4.56 million.
You had to dare… The brutal series Squid Game will be declined in reality TV by Netflix. The platform has just given the green light to a show that will be a competition based on the South Korean survival drama. Just like in the macabre series, Squid Game: The Challenge will sign 456 players who will compete for $4.56 million. Players from all over the world, who will need to be fluent in English and can apply on SquidGameCasting.com.
They will play games inspired by the original series as well as new ones, with the goal of avoiding elimination.
Of course, elimination will not mean the same thing in the game as in the series! The streaming platform makes it clear that the show has no intention of assassinating its losers. “The stakes are high, but in this game the worst that can happen to you is to go home empty-handed.“, reads the official press release.
One can indeed find that in a strange taste, especially since, paradoxically, Squid Game is first of all a drama that denounces certain societal abuses and the omnipotence of money in the world…
“Squid Game took the world by storm with director Hwang’s gripping story and iconic imagery [Dong-Hyuk]. We are grateful for his support as we turn his fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.“comments Brandon Riegg, vice president of Netflix in a press release. “Fans of the drama series are ready for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the greatest competition series of all time, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest prize money at the end.”
The show will be shot in the UK and will have 10 episodes. What to make fans wait before season 2 of Squid Gamerecently announced.