netflix announcement Tuesday a competition reality show inspired by squid gamethe hit Korean drama that quickly became the streaming service’s most-watched series.
Squid game: the challenge is looking to recruit 465 English-speaking players from around the world to compete for $4.56 million, which Netflix says is both the biggest casting call in reality TV history and the biggest cash prize in the history of television.
Competitors will attempt show challenges and new games, according to Variety– although the casting site promises “all players will come out unscathed”, unlike squid game.
Many have taken to Twitter to decry the reality show’s deafness, given that squid game is about people in financial difficulty who play games of life or death to win a life-changing monetary prize.
1.65 billion. How many hours is it squid game were watched in its first 28 days on Netflix, more than any other series. The series premiered in September.
Over the weekend, Netflix officially announced the second season of squid game. In a statement, director and series creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk said main character Gi-hun, played by actor Lee Jung-Jae, will be returning for new episodes, along with the Front Man. In January, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos hinted at the expansion of the series, saying “the squid game the universe has just begun.
The big prize offered by Netflix is surprising, given that the streaming service suffered layoffs last month after reporting subscriber losses for the first time in 10 years.
‘Squid Game’ Reality Series Gets Netflix Greenlight (Deadline)
‘Squid Game’ reality series hits Netflix with biggest cash prize in TV history (The Hollywood Reporter)