Netflix announces Squid Game reality TV series for chance to win £3.7 million prize

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Netflix has announced it is launching a new reality competition series of Squid Game.

The dystopian South Korean drama series became the streaming giant’s “biggest TV show ever” after being released last year.

The new competition will see 456 real players enter the game in pursuit of a prize of 4.56 million dollars (£3.7 million).

Squid Game: The Challenge will be only for fans to enter the competition in a bid to win what Netflix claims is the largest cast and cash pot prize in reality TV history.

The 10-part competition will see competitors battle through a series of games inspired by the original TV show, alongside some new additions.

Squid Game (Netflix)
Squid Game (Netflix)

Strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test as each round contestants are eliminated.

But unlike the gorey series where contestants face life or death, the worst fate the players in the real life version will face is going home empty-handed.

Brandon Riegg, Netflix vice president of unscripted and documentary series, said: “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.

“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.”

Squid Game (AP)
Squid Game (AP)

Casting for the series is open. English-language speakers from any part of the world encouraged to apply.

Squid Game holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time.

Some 142 million households around the world watching the show within its first four weeks after it was released in September 2021.

It was recently announced that Netflix has renewed the show for a second season, with Hwang Dong-hyuk returning to directing duties.

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