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‘Squid Game’ in real life: Netflix announces reality show with a price of $4.56 million

Fans of the Netflix original Squid Game no longer have to wonder how they would fare in the series’ many challenges.

The streaming platform announced a new reality show on Tuesday, titled Squid Game: The Challengea real-life version of the games — although Netflix noted that these games aren’t about life or death, but about the biggest cash prize in reality TV history.

The winner of Squid Game: The Challenge will receive a prize of US$4.56 million (over $5.9 million Canadian). In this game, Netflix claims that “the worst fate goes home empty-handed.”

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Squid Game is Netflix’s most popular series of all time, with more than 1.65 billion hours of viewing in the first 28 days of its September 2021 release.

The Korean language program was an easy fan favorite for its brutal, gory plot and try to get rich or die themes.

In nine episodes, viewers will see Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a divorced gambler, compete as one of 456 players in six different, deadly children’s games.

A still of actor Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun on Netflix’s hit show Squid Game.


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According to the Netflix press release, the new reality series will also have 456 players.

Netflix Claims Squid Game: The Challenge contestants will compete in a series of games inspired by the show (and some new ones as well), while developing strategies and alliances at the same time Squid Game‘s fictional characters.

The show is now casting. On its website, Netflix has application options for US, UK and international casting. Participants must be over 21 and able to speak English.

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Squid Game took the world by storm with director Hwang’s captivating story and iconic imagery. We are grateful for his support as we make the fictional world a reality in this massive competition and social experiment,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s VP of unscripted and documentary series in the press release.

This week, Netflix announced that Squid Game would return for a highly anticipated second season.

This is not the first time someone has tried to make Squid Game possible in real life.

In December 2021, popular YouTuber Mr. Beast recreated every set of the original Netflix series. He hosted a contest between 456 people, with the winner taking home US$456,000 (about $591,000).

At the time of writing, the video has over 258 million views.

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