To the shock of completely nobody, Netflix is adapting its vastly widespread South Korean survival drama Squid Game right into a actuality competitors collection known as Squid Game: The Challenge. The streamer introduced the information on Tuesday with a casting name on YouTube, promising to make “the biggest Netflix show ever” into the “biggest reality series ever.”
Similar to the supply materials, the fact collection will function 456 gamers competing for a jackpot of a “life changing” $4.65 million in money. Although, because the brief clip warns, “the biggest risk is not playing,” one must think about that contestants will not be risking life and limb for a shot on the cash.
The YouTube video directs followers to a casting website that guarantees “the largest cast in reality TV history,” asking the query: “Do you have what it takes to win Squid Game?”
“For this round, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world,” the web site explains. “The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed.”
“Squid Game took the world by storm with [series creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s] captivating story and iconic imagery,” mentioned Brandon Riegg, Netflix vp of unscripted and documentary collection in an announcement via The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment. Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest-ever cash prize at the end.”
The actuality collection will ostensibly satiate followers clamoring for season 2 of the 2021 popular culture phenomenon, which was also officially announced this week however probably received’t hit the streamer till 2023 or 2024 — as Dong-hyuk recently confessed that thus far he solely has “three pages worth of ideas that he plans to turn into a script.”
“Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again,” Hwang mentioned in an interview final month. He added that Gi-hun is “definitely coming back,” which was likewise confirmed by the season 2 pickup information, and that the mysterious Front Man from the primary season would possibly play a much bigger position subsequent season.
Between season 2 of Squid Games and Squid Game: The Challenge, it looks like the Front Man goes to have his work actually minimize out for him within the subsequent 12 months or so!