The Squid Game news just keeps coming this week. Season 2 of the hit South Korean survival drama was officially announced yesterday. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is launching a real-life competition show styled after the series.
Squid Game: The Challenge will pit 456 players against one another in a series of games with the largest cash prize in TV history...$4.56 million. Producers are also billing it as the biggest reality competition ever because the 456 players gives it the record for the largest competition series cast ever assembled.
In a statement from their head of global TV, Netflix described the 10-epsiode series as follows:
“Squid Game took the world by storm with [director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s] captivating story and iconic imagery,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix vp of unscripted and documentary series. “We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment. 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.”