Netflix To Debut Real ‘Squid Game’—And Of Course The Cash Is Ridiculous
By Alexa Heah, 15 Jun 2022
If you thought the hype around Squid Game had died down, think again. Following news of the television series’ second season, Netflix has now announced it will be creating a reality show based on the concept, in what it claims is “the biggest reality competition ever.”
There isn’t much known about the exact nature of the real-life contest just yet, but the streaming giant did reveal that it will involve 456 players competing for the chance to snag a whopping US$4.56 million prize.
Yup, over US$4 million is up for grabs on Squid Game: The Challenge, which Netflix said is the largest lump-sum cash prize in television history.
Brandon Riegg, Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series at Netflix, said that “fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest ever cash prize at the end.”
The compeition will take place over 10 episodes, and will be filmed in the UK as part of a collaboration between Studio Lambert (which created The Circle) and ITV Studios’ The Garden.
Take a look at the trailer below, and if you’d like to take this big risk, head over to the recruitment site here.
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