A Squid Game reality show

After greenlighting “its greatest reality competition ever,” Squid Game: The Challenge, Netflix’s most-watched series is no longer just a hypothetical television show. Unlike the series, where the stakes are life or death, the worst conceivable outcome in this 456-player tournament is not winning the $4.56 million grand prize, which Netflix claims is the greatest award in reality television history.

The fame of Squid Game

When it premiered in September 2021, Squid Game became Netflix’s most-watched series, telling the story of cash-strapped participants who play childhood games for a chance to win life-changing sums of money. According to Netflix, the first season is the most popular series of all time, with over 1.65 billion hours watched in the first 28 days.

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According to Netflix, the 10-episode reality competition will have games inspired by the original show as well as new elements.

Netflix’s reality show will be filmed in the United Kingdom, and only English speakers are presently being cast. The news comes only days after the scripted series was given a second season renewal.

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