The popular Netflix show Squid Game was a big hit when it first came out in 2021. It was about people competing in deadly versions of children’s games for money. Now, Netflix is making a real-life competition show inspired by Squid Game.
In this new show called Squid Game: The Challenge, real people will compete in games similar to the ones in the original show. They have a chance to win $4.56 million dollars.
So this is taking the fictional show Squid Game and turning it into an actual reality competition. The contestants won’t be in real danger like in the original, but they will be playing for a lot of money.
Brandon Riegg works at Netflix. He is in charge of unscripted shows and documentary series. He says that Squid Game became incredibly popular all over the world. He gives credit to the director, Hwang, for coming up with an interesting story and iconic imagery in the show.
Now Netflix is turning the made-up world of Squid Game into a real competition show. Riegg says they are thankful to Hwang for supporting them as they make this new reality show inspired by Squid Game. It will be a big competition and social experiment.
People who loved the show Squid Game are going to find this new reality competition show exciting. There will be 456 real people competing. They will go through lots of tense moments and twists as they play these big games. One person could win the biggest cash prize ever at the end.
This difficult competition show is kind of like the Netflix show Physical: 100. That show also has people with different backgrounds competing and pushing themselves physically to the limit. So people have compared both of these reality shows to the drama series Squid Game.
Squid Game: The Challenge release date
Netflix has confirmed that the Squid Games spin-off releasing on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
The game gets real — Squid Game: The Challenge begins November 22! pic.twitter.com/AeDQZf1XBX
— Netflix (@netflix) October 13, 2023
Squid Game: The Challenge filming location?
According to Netflix, the upcoming reality show has been shown somewhere in the UK.
They started filming Squid Game: The Challenge in January 2023. They are using two studios in the UK. One is Cardington Studios in Bedford. The other is a big studio with six sound stages in Barking, London.
There were news stories saying ambulances had to come because people got hurt while filming the reality show. Netflix said the injuries were not that bad. They said the medical issues were mild. Netflix says they care about keeping the cast and crew safe and healthy.
What is the winning prize?
$4.56 million has been announced for the winner of Squid Game: The Challange.
How to be a part of Squid Games: The Challenge?
Casting for the first season is now closed. However, you can submit your application for future seasons at https://www.squidgamecasting.com.
Here are a few points to be considered for the next Squid Games Challenge season.
1- You must be 21 and above
2- You must have a passport and be willing to travel to all locations that Netflix has shortlisted
3- You must not be employed or engaged and have not been in any relationship with All3 Media Group or Netflix. You don’t have immediate relatives working for or engaged with Netflix or All3 Media Group.
If you satisfy all three points, then head over to squidgamescasting’s official website and fill up the form with a 1-minute video of yourself telling about yourself, why you want to be a part of this game, what would be your strategy to survive, and what would you do with the cash prize.
You must also upload a recent picture of yourself without sunglasses or hats.
Who are the contestants in Squid Game: The Challenge?
The website IMDb has listed some of the contestants’ names for Squid Game: The Challenge. A few of the people competing are Michael Van Wijk, Lee Taylor, Theresa Sherron, and Marcus Harrington.
Here is the list of contestants that we know are in the challenge.
- Michael Van Wijk
- Lee Taylor
- Theresa Sherron
- Marcus Harrington
- Deandre Sipthekid Smith
- Brian D. Banks
- Midge Ripoli
- Terry Myers
Jerry Ronson will be the game tester in Squid Games: The Challenge.
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