Many people want to be part of the fictional world of their favorite movie or series, and The Squid Game is no less. After the overwhelming global success experienced in 2021, the South Korean series returns to our screens in the most realistic way possible. Netflix has decided to transfer the series to real life through a reality show that will premiere on November 22.
The reality show based on the acclaimed series is a survival game where hundreds of people with financial difficulties fight for a million-dollar prize. The contest has 456 participants, who compete for the huge amount of 4.56 million dollars.
The television competition will be called The Squid Game: The Challenge and will go down in history as the largest reality competition with the most money at stake. The X account (formerly Twitter) of Netflix Spain has released a very attractive preview, in which you can see the incredible scenarios that the project has.
As expected, the contestants have faced numerous physical tests that could cause problems for the creative company, since several participants have been injured.
According to the BBC, three people have received medical treatment during the filming of the contest. However, Netflix wanted to play down the issue, highlighting that “claims of serious injuries are false.” The streaming platform made it clear that the contestants were treated for “mild medical conditions,” adding, “We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew.”
The television show, The Squid Game: The Challenge, will have ten episodes and will feature contestants from around the world. The 456 contestants will be part of “the largest competition series in history, full of tension and twists.” As confirmed by the platform itself, the contestants aspire to the “largest distribution and cash prize in the history of reality shows.”