Netflix has shed light on “Squid Game: The Challenge,” a reality competition series based on the hit 2021 South Korean drama.
The news came from Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global television, during the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday. According to Netflix, “Squid Game: The Challenge” will be “the greatest reality competition series of all time,” featuring the biggest cast and offering the biggest lump sum cash prize in TV history. reality as 456 players compete for $4.56 million.
Contestants will go through a series of games inspired by the original show, as well as new additions, all of which are meant to test their strategies, alliances, and character as others are eliminated around them.
Recruitment for the series is currently open to English speakers from anywhere in the world.
“Squid Game has taken the world by storm with director Hwang’s captivating story and iconic imagery. We are grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experience,” said Brandon Riegg, VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series at Netflix “Fans of the drama series are about to embark on a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the greatest competition series of them all. times, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest prize money at the end.”
The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert and The Garden, and will be filmed in the UK. Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Toni Ireland are executive producers for Studio Lambert while John Hay, Nicola Hill and Nicola Brown are producing The Garden.
For more casting information, visit SquidGameCasting.com.