Netflix’s Squid Game series, which tells the story of people who risk their lives and sometimes kill each other on TV to pay off their debts, is soon to become a real game show.
Despite the recent announcement of a second season for Squid Game, Netflix now wants to make Netflix a real show. As part of a bid to monetize the most popular TV series it’s ever produced, Netflix is recruiting contestants for a reality show based on Squid Game. Entitled Squid Game: The Challenge, the show will feature 456 players who will compete for $4.56 millionwhich will make reality TV’s biggest prize pool.
This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve had the opportunity to see people participate in the games present in the series, such as 1, 2, 3, Suns, since the Youtuber MrBeast had already recreated the Netflix series in real conditions at the end of last year with a prize of $456,000. In his new game, Netflix will therefore offer the winner a sum 10 times higher.
Netflix turns Squid Game into a real game
In its press release, Netflix specified that the new series “Squid Game: The Challenge” will last 10 episodes and that participants will compete in a series of games inspired by the original series. Netflix is therefore in full recruitment of 456 participants. The platform announces that everyone can participate, provided they are English-speaking.
” Squid Game has taken the world by storm with director Hwang’s captivating story and iconic imagery. We are grateful for his support as we transform the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment. Brandon Riegg, Netflix vice president for unscheduled series and documentaries, said in a statement. “ Fans of the drama series will experience a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest cash prize ever won at the end “.
Netflix hasn’t revealed when the series will be released, but the casting site says that players will likely need to be available in “early 2023” for competition. Fortunately, Netflix clarifies that unlike the Squid Game series, players will come out of the competition “unscathed”.