Netflix revealed the production plan for the reality show “Squid Game: The Challenge”, which will be participated by 456 people around the world.
On June 14th (local time), Netflix announced on their SNS that they would produce “Squid Game”, which gained huge popularity, as a reality program.
Under the motto of “Squid Game”, the reality program titled “Squid Game: The Challenge” will actually gather participants to compete for $4.56 million (about 5.88 billion won) in prize money. This program will have the largest cast (456 people) and a lump sum cash prize ($4.56 million) in reality TV history.
“Squid Game: The Challenge” is planned to have 10 episodes in total and anyone who can speak English from all over the world can apply.
Applicants must have a valid passport for the entire filming period and be able to travel to all designated locations. The program will launch in early 2023 and filming is expected to last for 4 weeks.
As soon as the news was delivered, Internet users expressed expectations and showed keen interest. Some netizens on the online community theqoo commented, “This is real capitalism”, “Awesome”, “Wow, I want to try”, “It sounds so interesting”, “Going home empty-handed is the worst result. I want to play, too”, “I think many Youtubers will apply for this game”, etc.
Meanwhile, “Squid Game” recently drew attention by announcing the production of Season 2.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk thanked fans and said, “And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su. Join us once more for a whole new round”.