Squid Game took the world by storm when it was dropped on Netflix in 2021, and with Season 2 of the series officially affirmed, Netflix is expanding the franchise into the world of reality TV. 456 players will fight it out for a big cash prize, and of course, not at all like the South Korean show that inspired it, the results of losing the games won’t be deadly.
The new unscripted TV show will be called Squid Game: The Challenge, and it was first announced by Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global TV, at the Banf World Media Festival. She said that Netflix would create the “biggest reality competition ever,” by bringing Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s ideas into the real world.
Squid Game: The Challenge Release Date
The Squid Game reality show doesn’t have a release date as of now.
It’ll most likely take some time before Netflix announces the official release date for Squid Game: The Challenge since the reality show hasn’t begun production yet. In any case, the good news is that open casting is available for English speakers worldwide.
English is not required to be your first language, but to apply for the competition, you need to be able to speak and understand English.
English isn’t expected to be your most memorable language, however, to apply for the opposition, you should have the option to talk and grasp English.
What is the cash prize for Squid Game: The Challenge?
Very much like the show, Squid Game: The Challenge will feature 456 players c competing in a series of games. At the point when Netflix announced the reality show, the cash prize is affirmed to be $4.56 million USD. While this is significantly less than the first show’s ₩45.6 billion ($33 million USD), it’s the biggest cash prize in reality TV history.
It’s still not clear if Squid Game: The Challenge’s $4.56 million cash prize will be split or if it will only be awarded to the ultimate winner, however, since the reality show is isn’t supposed to kill anybody, there’s probably a decent opportunity that more than one player will get consolation cash prizes.
Squid Game: The Challenge Trailer
Since production for Squid Game: The Challenge hasn’t begun at this point, it’ll most likely take some time before Netflix releases a full trailer for the reality show, yet an announcement video was dropped to hype up the fans, and remind them that they could join.
Squid Game: The Challenge Games: Will have the same games as the show?
The first season of the original Squid Game series included the following games:
Recruiter’s Game: Ddakji
Round 1: Red Light, Green Light
Round 2: Dalgona/Ppopgi
Round 3: Tug Of War
Round 4: Marbles
Round 5: The Glass Tile Game
Final Round: Squid Game
Netflix hasn’t uncovered if these same games will be played in Squid Game: The Challenge, however clearly, players won’t be killed in Squid Game: The Challenge. Almost certainly, they will be eliminated in a similar way to how YouTuber Mr. Beast’s 25-minute Squid Game reality video, in which 456 contestants competed for $456,000. You can expect masked guards in red jumpsuits to enforce the rules of the game.