Squid Game adapted as a real-life reality series for Netflix

A reality show inspired by the Netflix hit series Squid Game is coming to the streaming service, but with far less dire consequences that contestants are promised. The lives of the players were at stake in the drama, which was produced in South Korea. With Squid Game: The Challenge, the “worst fate goes home empty-handed,” Netflix said Tuesday when announcing the reality show.

The 10-part competition will feature 456 players vying for a “life-changing $4.56 million reward,” Netflix said in a press release. You’ll compete in games inspired by the drama series along with new challenges aimed at cutting the field.

“For this round, the frontman is looking for English-speaking voice actors from all parts of the world,” the press release reads, a nod to the warden of the drama’s deadly game. The game show, which is being filmed in the UK, is recruiting contestants online.

A release date for the new show has not been announced.

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In the original series, hundreds of players with financial problems competed in a fierce competition for a potential multi-million dollar prize. Losers were killed throughout the competition.

The drama is considered Netflix’s most popular, with more than 1.65 billion hours watched in the first 28 days after its September 2021 premiere. It has been renewed for its second season with series creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk on board, Netflix said.

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