Netflix announces new reality show based on the mega hit series Squid Game

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It was only a few days ago that Netflix announced the sequel of Squid Game. Now, it seems like the popular streaming platform is about to give more surprises, and how! So, the latest piece of good news here is that the much-loved Korean drama is going to be made as a competition show soon. Netflix has announced on June 14, 2022, that Squid Game: The Challenge, a new reality show, will be made based on the original mega-hit series that won the hearts of millions around the world.

The original series

For the unversed, the original series was also titled Squid Game, and it had 456 members as competitors who joined a mysterious survival but deadly game with a reward of a whopping 45.6 billion KRW. The competitors learned the catch only after joining the game – if you do not win, you will be eliminated from this world permanently. The original series was created by writer, director, and executive producer Hwang Dong Hyuk.

The new reality series

If media reports are to be believed, the upcoming reality series will be very much like the original Squid Game and will have 456 competitors. Netflix has already released a video in which it has unveiled more details about the new show. The video also includes a catchy text in which the streaming platform claims that it is the best reality series based on the best Netflix show with the biggest prize ever.

Check out the video below.

About Squid Game

The first season of Squid Game premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021, and received a huge response from audiences around the world. It went on to become the most-watched series on the popular streaming platform, with a whopping 1.65 billion viewing hours during the first four weeks from its launch date. The second season of Squid Game is reportedly slated to broadcast in 2023 or early 2024 and will witness the return of many significant characters.

Watch the official teaser of the second season below.


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