There are some things that do not shock us. However, Netflix’s latest announcement does not fall into this category.
The rumours are true, the streaming juggernaut has just given the thumbs-up for a Squid Game reality TV competition series. Dubbed Squid Game: The Challenge, the series will scour largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history—456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million.
As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show, with a sling of surprising new additions, their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them. We have no words.
Now, if you're yet to get up to speed, Squid Game was the twisted and dark K-drama that is absolutely ruined the internet last year (and our eyes). The premise of Squid Game is a battle royale-type situation, the ‘Hunger Games’ for hundreds of people in mass debt. Contestants basically compete in various rounds of mysterious and deadly survival games, which are actually sick twists on childhood games (like Redlight, Greenlight, tug-o-war and marbles) to win 45.6 billion won prize money to pull them out of their massive debt. The only thing is, when you lose a game, you die
It's all sorts of messed up if you ask us but hey, recruitment is open now at SquidGameCasting.com. For this round, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world.
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