If you’ve ever wanted to play Squid Game in real life, you’re in luck: Netflix has greenlit a 10-episode reality series giving players the opportunity to win a multi-million dollar prize.
Just like the original series, Squid Game: The Challenge will involve 456 players. Instead of competing for ₩45.6 billion (or roughly $38 million US), however, contestants will be vying for a $4.56 million reward. According to a press release, the players will “compete through a series of games inspired by the original show,” along with “surprising new additions.”
Casting is open now via SquidGameCasting.com. For the initial round, Front Man is seeking any English-language speaker from around the world.
“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,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series. “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.”
Squid Game: The Challenge will be filmed in the UK and is a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E). The news comes just days after Netflix officially renewed the original show for Season 2, with creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirming the return of both Gi-hun and the Front Man.