After confirming that popular series Squid Game would be renewed for a second season a few days ago, Netflix is now searching for contestants for a reality show based on its most successful series of all time.
However, it will not be a matter of life and death, as shown in the South Korean dystopian drama.
Squid Game: The Challenge, just like Squid Game, will put 456 participants from across the world against one another in a battle for a $4.56 million prize that only one participant will be able to claim.
Though Netflix has produced a promotional film containing scenes from Squid Game, it has not yet indicated what kinds of difficulties participants will face in Squid Game: The Challenge. In a public statement on the new game show, Netflix vice president of unscripted and documentary series Brandon Riegg praised Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk and noted the series’ worldwide success as one of the reasons Netflix decided to make it a public show.
“We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment,” said Riegg. “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.”
Requirements for partIcipation
- You are, or will be at least 21 years old at the time of applying for Squid Game: The Challenge*
- You must be available to take part in the program for up to 4 weeks currently anticipated to be in early 2023. Please note that this may change at our discretion without notice;*
- You must hold a valid passport for the whole period of filming if selected and have the right to and be able to travel to all locations as we specify.*
- You are not employed or engaged and have not been previously employed or engaged by any company within the All3 Media Group and/or Netflix and you are not an immediate relative of an employee of or worker for any company within the All3 Media Group and/or Netflix.*
Besides, you will be required to upload a 1 minute video, telling Netflix about yourself, why you want to be on Squid Game: The Challenge, what your game plan would be and what you would do with a huge cash prize if you won.