Washington [US]: Netflix has shown the go-ahead to ‘Squid Game: The Challenge,’ a reality competition series based on 2021 hit South Korean dramatization ‘Squid Game.’
According to Variety, the news came from Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of worldwide TV, at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday. As per Netflix, the truth contest series ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ will be “the biggest reality competition series ever,” facilitating the biggest cast ever, and offering the biggest single amount monetary reward in all actuality TV history, where 456 players will go after prize cash of USD 4.56 million.
The candidates will go through a progression of games roused by the first show, as well as new additional items, all of which test their procedures, unions, and characters as others are taken out around them.
The reality competition series is presently enrolling individuals who are English-language speakers from around the world.
Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s Vice President of unscripted and narrative series, said,”Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s captivating story and iconic imagery. 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,” he added.
The 10-episode series is co-created by Studio Lambert and The Garden, and will be recorded in the United Kingdom.
Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Toni Ireland from Studio Lambert; and John Hay, Nicola Hill, and Nicola Brown from The Garden will act as executive producers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the declaration comes closely following Netflix formally renewing ‘Squid Game’ second season. The South Korean endurance show’s presentation season was delivered in September and holds the record as Netflix’s most well known series ever, piling up more than 1.65 billion view hours in its initial 28 days.