Netflix has revealed a reality competition series inspired by the famous show Squid Game and it is called Squid Game: The Challenge. Netflix says that this will be “the biggest reality competition series ever,” hosting the enormous cast and giving away the largest lump sum cash prize in reality television history as 456 players will fight for $4.56 million.
The contestants will contest in a series of games inspired by the original Netflix show, “plus new additions, which are all intended to test their strategies, alliances, and character as others are eliminated around them.” But, don’t expect anyone to die, they aren’t going to kill any contestants.
Recruitment for the series is open right now to English-language speakers from anywhere in the world. Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice president of unscripted and documentary Series shared in a statement:
“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.”
The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert and The Garden and will be recorded in the U.K.
For more details about joining the show, visit SquidGameCasting.com.