Netflix’s Squid Game took the world by storm in 2021, captivating audiences with a fictional game show that kills contestants upon failing a challenge. The series was such a massive hit that Minecraft modders, Genshin players, and YouTuber Mr.Beast made their own versions.

Following the success of the K-drama, Netflix has greenlit “Squid Game the Challenge”, a reality show that will feature contestants from all around the world.

Netflix announces Squid Game the Challenge, a reality show based on the hit K-drama

Netflix tweeted about the new project on June 15, and provided a link to the official website, where you can sign up to be a part of the US, UK, and global casting of the reality competition if you are an English-language speaker.

Similar to the fictional show’s format, Squid Game the Challenge will feature 456 players that will battle it out for the cash prize of US$4.56 million.

While fans of the show might not be too keen to sign up for Squid Game the Challenge, Netflix said that the worst fate that a contestant will face is “going home empty-handed”.

Eligibility requirements

If you’d like to join the reality show, here’s a quick list of all the requirements:

  • You are, or will be at least 21 years old at the time of applying
  • You must be available to take part in the program for up to 4 weeks, anticipated to be in early 2023, subject to change without notice
  • You must hold a valid passport for the whole period of filming and have the right to and be able to travel to specified locations
  • You are not employed or engaged and have not been previously employed or engaged by any company within the All3 Media Group and/or Netflix, and you are not an immediate relative of an employee of or worker for any company within the All3 Media Group and/or Netflix

For more information about Squid Game the Challenge, you can check out the official website.

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