The games have officially become a reality in the upcoming Netflix series Squid Game: The Challenge.
The reality show, based on the streamer’s popular global dystopian series Squid game, follows 456 real players from around the world as they enter the competition show in the hunt for a record-breaking cash prize of $4.56 million. Players will compete in games inspired by the original show, as well as some surprising new additions.
In the footage, one participant can be heard saying: “$4.56 million dollars – people are doing a lot worse for a lot less.”
The original Squid game series, Netflix’s most popular show of all time, told the story of a divorced father and gambler (Lee Jung-jae) who enters a secret competition with a total of 456 players. But the losers of each round are executed in the survival game until one winner remains and takes home the cash prize. The series has been renewed for a second season.
“Squid game has taken the world by storm with its compelling story and iconic visuals (director Hwang Dong-hyuk),” Brandon Riegg, Netflix vp unscripted and documentary series, previously said about the reality show. “We are grateful for his support as we make the fictional world a reality in this massive competitive and social experiment. Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest ever competition series, full of thrills and twists, with the biggest cash prize ever at the end.
The series is co-produced by Studio Lambert and The Garden with Studio Lambert’s Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Toni Ireland; and The Garden’s John Hay, Nicola Hill and Nicola Brown serve as executive producers.
Squid Game: The Challengewhich consists of 10 episodes, will be released on Netflix on November 22.