the squid gamethe most successful drama series in Netflix history, will inspire a future reality show of the platform. This was announced by the red “N” this week, through a video on social networks. The program will be titled Squid Game: The Challenge (either The Squid Game: The Challenge) and will emulate the numerical ambition of the homonymous game in fiction. Specifically, it is planned to gather up to 456 participants in the contest. And for each one—following a logic similar to that of the South Korean show—there will be ten thousand dollars added to the final prize. Consequently, the maximum winner could be the recipient of a total of $4.56 million dollars.
In the squid game, by the creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, several hundred residents of South Korea (with debts or belonging to the lowest socioeconomic classes) participate in various playful or physical skill dynamics, with the promise that the winner will obtain in the end 45.6 billion won. However, the participants soon discover that these challenges – which are inspired by South Korean children’s games – come at a very high cost: all those who lose will be killed. So, the prize will not only be a million dollars, but also the right to preserve life.
Obviously, Netflix will turn the macabre aspect of the squid game (there will be zero deaths, don’t worry) but it will keep the spirit of the challenges we saw in the original series. Although there will be “some differences and additions to keep players off guard,” as disclosed The Hollywood Reporter.
«the squid game took the world by storm with its captivating story and iconic imagery,” Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice president of documentary and unscripted series, told the outlet. “We are grateful for your support as we bring the fictional world to life with this massive competition and social experiment.”
Foreseeing a cast of 456 contestants, Squid Game: The Challenge presumed that it will be the competence of reality show largest in history. It will be made up of ten episodes and if you, dear readers, are eager to enter to win that $4.56 million dollars, good news! If you are of legal age and speak English, you have the possibility of registering your candidacy for the programme.
The call can be consulted through the site SquidGameCasting.com. For the first round of selection, «The Leader is looking for English speakers from anywhere in the world». And there are three casting options, depending on whether you’re from the US, the UK or the rest of the world. When entering this third option, some eligibility requirements are listed, such as be at least 21 years old when applying for Squid Game: The Challenge Y be available for a maximum of four weeks to participate in the reality show. Its production is expected to start in early 2023.
As part of the registration, a one-minute video is requested where the interested party introduces himself, explains why he wants to participate in the program, reveals what his game plan would be and tells what he would do with the prize, if he were the winner.
The announcement of reality show comes days after Netflix officially renewed the squid game for a second season. The original series was deserving of three awards at the last edition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Included are Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series for Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon respectively.
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