Netflix has announced a new reality competition series Squid Game: The Challenge, with the biggest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history.
456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of the life-changing $4.56 million reward. Inspired by the hit Korean drama series Squid Game, which holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time, the players will compete through a series of games derived from the original show, plus some surprising new additions.
Their strategies, alliances and character will be put to the test as competitors are eliminated around them. The stakes are high, but the worst fate for competitors in this game is going home empty-handed.
The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E), part of ITV Studios, and it will be filmed in the UK. Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt, and Toni Ireland from Studio Lambert and John Hay, Nicola Hill, and Nicola Brown from The Garden will serve as executive producers.
Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP 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.”
On June 12th 2022, Netflix confirmed Squid Game will return for a second series in June 12 2022, with the streamer once again teaming up with Director Hwang for a whole new round.
Recruitment for Squid Game: The Challenge is now open at SquidGameCasting.com. For this stage, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world.