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A 'Squid Game' Reality Show Is Dropping On Netflix This Week

20 November 2023 | 10:08 am | Jessie Lynch

The show will offer the largest cash prize ever offered in reality TV history.

 Squid Game: The Challenge

Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix)

Netflix is gearing up to launch Squid Game: The Challenge, a reality show adaptation of the South Korean hit series, set to become the largest reality competition in television history.

The series is scheduled to premiere on the streaming service on November 22, taking the concept of the original series into a new, high-octane format.

Unlike the fictional Squid Game, the reality version thankfully doesn't involve a matter of life or death. However, the stakes are still high, as, 456 contestants will vie for a prize of a whopping $4.56 million, the largest cash prize ever offered in reality TV history.

In the reality series, contestants will face a series of challenging games, testing their limits and ability to think of their feet. The show is set to feature a blend of opportunistic alliances, cutthroat strategies, and timely betrayals, making for a nail-biting experience.

While full details of the games remain under wraps, an exclusive clip from Geeked Week reveals that we can expect a mix of familiar challenges from the original series along with entirely new ones.

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Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director and creator of the original Squid Game scripted series, teased some info about the reality show, including that the series will consist of 10 episodes, with intriguing titles such as Red Light, Green Light, The Man with the Umbrella, and Circle of Trust.

In the first trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge, fans of the OG series will notice the iconic animatronic doll, Young-hee, as contestants eagerly enter the game hall.

With its combination of high stakes, strategic gameplay, and the cultural phenomenon that is Squid Game, the reality show is bound to be a hit among fans of the scripted series as they watch competitors slug it out in a battle of wits, strategy, and endurance, promising to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Check out the latest trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge below.