The streaming platform introduced a brand new actuality present on Tuesday, entitled Squid Game: The Challenge, a real-life model of the video games — although Netflix famous it’s not life or dying at stake in these video games, simply the largest money prize in actuality TV historical past.
The winner of Squid Sport: The Problem will obtain a US$4.56-million prize (over $5.9 million Canadian). On this sport, Netflix claims, “the worst destiny goes dwelling empty-handed.”
Squid Sport is Netflix’s most popular sequence of all time, with over 1.65 billion view hours within the first 28 days of its launch in September 2021.
The Korean language program was a straightforward fan favorite for its ruthless, gory plot and “get wealthy, or die making an attempt” themes.
Over 9 episodes, viewers watch Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a divorced gambler, compete as certainly one of 456 gamers in six completely different, deathly childhood video games.
In response to the press launch from Netflix, the brand new actuality sequence will even have 456 gamers.
Netflix claims Squid Sport: The Problem contestants will compete in a sequence of video games impressed by the present (and a few new ones too), all of the whereas growing methods and alliances simply as Squid Sport‘s fictional characters had.
The present is now casting. On its web site, Netflix has software choices for U.S., U.Okay. and worldwide casting. Contestants should be over 21 and capable of communicate English.
“Squid Sport took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s charming story and iconic imagery. We’re grateful for his help as we flip the fictional world into actuality on this large competitors and social experiment,” stated Brandon Riegg within the press launch, Netflix’s VP of unscripted and documentary sequence.
This week Netflix introduced Squid Sport would return for a much-anticipated second season.
This isn’t the primary time somebody has tried to make Squid Sport doable in actual life.
In December 2021, fashionable YouTuber Mr. Beast recreated each single set from the Netflix authentic sequence. He hosted a contest between 456 individuals, the place the winner took dwelling US$456,000 (roughly $591,000).
As of this writing, the video has over 258 million views.
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