The series, titled Squid Game: The Challenge, is scheduled to drop on November 22, per Netflix’s Tudum fan event earlier this summer. The show will see 456 real-life players battle for the top prize of $4.56 million USD through a series of challenges based on the record-breaking Korean scripted series.
Here’s the official logline: “Though the reality version of ‘Squid Game‘ isn’t a matter of life or death, there’s still a lot on the line. 456 players will compete to win $4.56 million, the largest cash prize in reality television history. Through a series of games, each player will be pushed to their limits and forced to ask themselves just how far they’ll go to win, with opportunistic alliances, cutthroat strategies and timely betrayals to follow.”
Despite its fanfare, the show was riddled with controversy in January, when Variety reported that several contestants required medical attention after collapsing during production, due to fatigue and harsh weather conditions. The show was shot in studios in the UK.
Ahead of Squid Game: The Challenge‘s upcoming premiere, check out the official trailer above.
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