June 15, 2022, 08:24 | Updated: June 15, 2022, 10:44
Fans of the Netflix Squid Game series can apply to participate in a real (non-lethal…) version of the show.
In perhaps the most exciting news of the year, Netflix has announced a reality TV show Squid Game with a price tag of £3.7million.
If you’re familiar with the series and just coughed up your coffee in shock, don’t worry – all 456 real-life players won’t experience the same grizzly ending as those in the fictional series.
Competitors will play a series of games inspired by the series, but eliminated players will simply be sent home, not killed.
“The stakes are high, but in this game, the worst fate is going home empty-handed,” Netflix said in a statement.
The 10-episode contest series will offer the biggest cash prize in reality TV history and is made collaboratively by the teams behind The Circle and 24 Hours in A&E.
Brandon Riegg, VP of Netflix Unscripted and Documentary Series, said, “Squid Game has taken the world by storm with director Hwang’s gripping story and iconic imagery.
“We are grateful for his support as we transform the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.
“Fans of the drama series will experience a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the greatest competition series of all time, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest prize money ever. done at the end.”
Squid Game became Netflix’s biggest show after its release last August.
The Korean-language thriller tells the story of a group of cash-strapped and debt-ridden foreigners who agree to participate in a series of deadly children’s games in the hope of winning 45.6 billion won ( £28 million).