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Squid Game recruiting players worldwide; to become TV reality show

The players would play games inspired by the show.

• June 15, 2022
Squid Game
A photo of Squid Game [Photo credit: Polygon]

South Korean Netflix series, Squid Game, has officially started recruitment as it plans to bring fiction to reality in its new reality TV show.

The reality show titled Squid Game: The Challenge, the biggest reality competition series ever, is based off the series that is about hundreds of cash-strapped contestants who accept an invitation to compete in children’s games for a tempting prize, with deadly stakes.

The series took the streaming giant by storm from its release date, September 17, 2021 and renewed for Season 2.

According to the announcement by Netflix on June 12, 2022, the show which should premiere in 2023, is currently recruiting exactly 456 players from all over the world, to compete for the sum of $4.56million, over a 10 episode competition in what is recognised as the largest cast and cash prize in reality TV history. 

The players would play games inspired by the show and just like the show, alliances, strategy and character would play a key factor, although, unlike the show, losers would just go home with nothing.

“Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang [Dong-hyuk]’s captivating story and iconic imagery,” Brandon Riegg, Netflix vice president of unscripted and documentary series, says. “We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.”

The registration website has already been flooded by lovers of the show and those who are just hoping to win the cash prize. 

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