A reality show based on Netflix’s smash show “Squid Game” is coming to the streaming site, but contestants will face far less grave penalties. Players’ lives were on the line in the South Korean drama. In Netflix’s announcement of “Squid Game: The Challenge,” the “worst fate is going home empty-handed,” according to the reality show.
In the 10-episode tournament, 456 contestants will compete for a “life-changing reward of $4.56 million,” according to Netflix. They’ll take part in games based on the drama series, as well as additional tasks aimed at narrowing the field.
“For this round, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world,” stated the press release, mentioning the overseer of the drama’s deadly game. Contestants are being sought for the game show, which will be taped in the United Kingdom.
The new show’s premiere date has yet to be confirmed. Hundreds of participants with financial problems were set against each other in a brutal competition for a potentially multimillion-dollar reward in the original series. Throughout the competition, losers were slain.
Netflix considers the drama to be its most popular, with over 1.65 billion hours watched in the first 28 days following its September 2021 release. Netflix announced that it has been renewed for a second season, with series creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk on board.