Netflix reveals new look at real-life Squid Game where players compete for record cash prize 4 months ago

Netflix reveals new look at real-life Squid Game where players compete for record cash prize

The winner of Squid Game: The Challenge will take home the "biggest cash prize in reality show history".

Netflix has just dropped the trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge, its new reality series based on the streamer's hit South Korean drama.


Comprising of 10 episodes, the competition show will see 456 real players compete in a non-deadly version of the original Squid Game's contest.

This is to win $4.56 million, the largest cash prize in television history.

The synopsis from Netflix for Squid Game: The Challenge reads:


"As [players] compete through a series of games inspired by the original show - plus surprising new additions - their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them."

In the minute-long clip, a voice can be heard calling: “Attention players, you will now compete for our biggest cash prize in reality show history.”

Another man, who appears to be competing in the series, then says: “4.56 million dollars? People do a whole lot worse for a whole lot less.”

With its large number of competitors, Squid Game: The Challenge claims to boast the largest cast in reality TV history.


Squid Game: The Challenge Trailer

Filming for the competition show took place at Cardington Studios near Bedford in the UK, with the series being produced by Studio Lambert and The Garden.

Earlier this year, Squid Game: The Challenge sparked controversy after The Sun reported that contestants wound up spending hours in temperatures of -3C and were required to remain completely motionless to win the reality show's first game - Red Light, Green Light.


The outlet stated that some players suffered what felt like frostbite and that at least one contestant was stretchered off.

However, Netflix later defended the conditions on Squid Game: The Challenge's set.

In a statement, the streamer - along with Studio Lambert and The Garden - confirmed that three people were treated for "mild medical conditions" but added that claims of serious injury during the filming of the reality show were false.

“We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and invested in all the appropriate safety procedures," the statement read.

“While it was very cold on set – and participants were prepared for that – any claims of serious injury are untrue.”


Squid Game: The Challenge will arrive on Netflix on 22 November.

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