Netflix is working on ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’a contest inspired by the homonymous South Korean series ‘The Squid Game’ and which aims to become “the greatest television production” of history
The contest, with shades of ‘reality’ show, will have 456 participants and a prize of 4.56 million dollars, they reported this Tuesday from the ‘streaming’ platform in a statement.
According to the vice president of Netflix for unscripted series and documentaries, Brandon Riegg, what is sought is to convert “the fictional world in reality” in a competition of massive scope that will also be “a social experiment”.
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”This is the largest number of contestants and the largest prize money in the history of a television program”Hours earlier, Netflix’s chief executive for television products, Bela Bajaria, had revealed at a media festival in Canada, according to the specialized Hollywood press present at this event.
After Bajaria’s announcement, the company published a short video about the contest on its social networks to inform that the casting to access the ‘reality’ of the successful production is open and the followers who wish to do so can apply through the page SquidGameCasting.com.
The Netflix statement details that the contest, which will not have life or death tests, will consist of ten episodes in this first season and will be broadcast entirely in English.