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Netflix is turning Squid Game into a real-life game show

Netflix’s Squid Gamea series about people risking their lives and sometimes killing each other on television to pay off their crippling debtbecomes a real game show.

Although Netflix just announced that Squid Game will return today for a second season the streamer shared his plans to expand the battle royalelike franchise featuring an actual game show inspired by the fictional competition at the center of the original series. Like Squid GameSquid Game: The Challenge (not to be confused with MTVs) The challenge) will pit 456 players from around the world as they compete for a $4.56 million prize that only one entrant can claim.

Although Netflix released a promotional video featuring scenes from the fictional Squid Gameit has not yet specified what kind of obstacles Squid Game: The Challenge will throw at the participants. In a public statement On the new game show, Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President, Unscripted and Documentary Series Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk praised and cited the series’ worldwide success as one of the reasons behind Netflix’s decision to make it a show for audiences to participate in.

“We are grateful for his support as we make the fictional world a reality in this massive competition and social experiment,” Riegg said. “Fans of the drama series will embark on a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-life contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of suspense and twists, ending with the biggest cash prize ever.”

While the original Squid Game is a Korean series, Netflix is ​​specifically looking for English speakers from all over the world for the new show, per the official recruitment website† Applications to be on Squid Game: The Challenge are now open, and may the odds ever be in your favor – or but the saying goes:

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