Ready For A Squid Game Reality Challenge Series?

Squid Game

by James White |
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Would you want to take part in a real-life Squid Game challenge? Probably not, right? Given the lethality of the games on the show... But what if we told you that death is not on the table here, and the winner walks away with $4.56 million? Now you might be interested.

Yes, Netflix really is leaning in to the whole Squid Game phenomenon. With the second season officially greenlit, the streaming service is tapping one of its other big genres – reality competitions - for a new show where 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of that life-changing reward.

Players will 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.

"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,” says Netflix's Brandon Riegg. "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." No trace of irony in the fact that a satire about a giant business exploiting desperation in the aim of entertainment is now being turned into... this. Oh, and given their subscriber/share issues right now, you'd think Netflix would want to hang on to millions of dollars.

Still, recruitment is open now at this site. For this round, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world.

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