On the 14th, Netflix announced to turn the dystopian Korean drama series Squid Game into a reality competition show with players competing for a $4.56M cash prize. According to the streaming service’s recent tweet, it has greenlit Squid Game: The Challenge, offering the largest lump sum cash prize in reality television history as 456 players compete for $4.56 million.
— Netflix (@netflix) June 14, 2022
Netflix remarked the show will be “the biggest reality competition series ever,” hosting the largest cast and offering the largest cash prize for a reality series. Anyone in the world can apply through SquidGameCasting.com. Netflix assured that the participants will presumably not be killed off and said, “The stakes are high, but in this game, the worst fate is going home empty-handed.”
The upcoming 10-part show will be filmed in England. Brandon Riegg, VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series at Netflix stated, “Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s captivating story and iconic imagery. We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.”
He continued, “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.”