Netflix Plans Real-Life Squid Game Reality TV Show With $4.56m Prize
American subscription streaming service, Netflix is currently recruiting participants for a reality TV show inspired by the incredibly popular series, Squid Game.
However, unlike the ‘survive or die’ games that pervaded and defined the popular series, the real-life version of the game will be devoid of such extreme tragedies depicted in the South Korean drama.
Rather, the real-life Squid Game reality TV show will feature 456 recruits from around the world who will play games where “the worst fate is going home empty-handed” – missing out on a $4.56m (£3.8m) prize.
Netflix also confirmed that the popular series would be renewed for a second season earlier this week.
On Wednesday, the platform announced that its new 10-episode series – Squid Game: The Challenge – would offer the “largest cast and lump cash prize in reality TV history.”
“As [players] compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them,” it added.