“Squid Game” is set to be made into a real-life competition show!
On June 14 local time, Netflix announced that they were launching a new reality show based off the smash hit series “Squid Game.”
“Squid Game” is about a mysterious survival game with a reward of 45.6 billion won (approximately $40 million) on the line. Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo star as two childhood friends who wind up joining the game – only to learn that there is more at stake than just the prize money. Following its September 2021 premiere, “Squid Game” has gone on to become Netflix’s biggest show.
Entitled “Squid Game: The Challenge,” Netflix will transform their biggest show into their biggest reality series with the biggest prize ever. The show will have 456 competitors facing off over the course of 10 episodes in order to win a grand prize of $4.56 million dollars – similar to the original “Squid Game” prize of 45.6 billion won.
Contestants will participate in the childhood games shown in “Squid Game,” as well as new games added by Netflix. Anyone from around the world who is English-speaking is welcome to apply to the competition. Unlike the fatal consequences in the original series, everyone who fails to win will merely go home empty-handed.
Brandon Riegg, the senior vice president at Netflix, commented, “The fascinating story and symbolic imagery of director Hwang Dong Hyuk’s ‘Squid Game’ wowed the entire world. We will be transforming this fictional world into reality.”
He continued, “The biggest competition ever will be filled with nerves and twists and 456 real competitors will set off on his journey. We hope fans of the drama will join this fascinating and unpredictable journey.”
Learn more about the show and casting here!
— Netflix (@netflix) June 14, 2022
The original “Squid Game” series recently dropped its first teaser confirming the release of Season 2.
What are your thoughts on this new competition series?