Netflix Announces Real-Life Version Of Squid Game Is Coming
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Get ready for the fight of your life, as Netflix is launching a real life version of Squid Game – and they're taking applications right now.
The South Korean show became a global phenomenon when it dropped on the streamer last September, with many people left wondering how far they'd get if the challenges were real.
Well, at least 456 people will no longer have to ponder this question, as Squid Game: The Challenge has been given the greenlight (get it?).
The 10-episode reality competition series will be filmed in the UK, inviting English-speaking people from across the globe to compete for a cash prize – the only difference to the real Squid Game is, unsurprisingly, no one dies at the end.
Per the official synopsis: "With both the largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history, 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million.
"As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.
"The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed."
If you think you've got what it takes, head to squidgamecasting.com and apply today.
Speaking about the new reality show, 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.
"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."
That should fill the Squid Game-shaped hole in our hearts as we wait for season two to arrive.
Speaking of which, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently opened up about what's in store for the second season.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, he said he currently has three pages' worth of ideas for the script and – the bit we're most excited about – there will definitely be more games.
"Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again," he teased.
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