Wanna play the Squid Game for real? Here's its multimillion-dollar prize

Squid Game: The Challenge
Second season
456 contestants
A big prize
No deaths
Games seen in the series...
...and new games
Filming starts in early 2023
Squid Game Casting
$4.56 million
Shooting in the UK
No release date (for now)
10 episodes
A glorious precedent
The Mr. Beast Game
A hit on YouTube
A spectacular production for Netflix
The fictional game is also in the making
Squid Game: The Challenge

The idea was always there, it just had to be developed. And who else than Netflix to do it? 'Squid Game' goes from fiction to a reality show: 'Squid Game: The Challenge'.

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Second season

With the second season of the popular South Korean drama series on the way, Netflix knows that it's a gold mine and is going to bet big to develop it.

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456 contestants

The show will feature the largest casting in reality TV history, as confirmed by the platform, with 456 contestants.

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A big prize

Not only the number of participants is surprisingly high, but also the prize for the winner: 4.56 million dollars.

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No deaths

And then, the most important thing we need to know about 'Squid Game: The Challenge:' no one will die. It's obvious, but for those who know the series, it is worth emphasizing.

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Games seen in the series...

The Hollywood Reporter states that 'Squid Game: The Challenge' has similar games as in the series, but they will be adapted to the new format.

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...and new games

There will also be new tests, though. That way, Netflix prevents that the participants practice them at home.

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Filming starts in early 2023

'Squid Game: The Challenge' will be recorded over the course of four weeks at the beginning of 2023, according to the conditions for candidates.

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Squid Game Casting

Netflix has enabled a Squid Game Casting website for candidates from around the world to submit their applications.

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$4.56 million

The main requirements to participate in the game are: to be over 21 years old, speak English and have a valid passport. That's not bad for $4.56 million!

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Shooting in the UK

'Squid Game: The Challenge' will be a co-production between Studio Lambert and The Garden. It will be shot in the UK.

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No release date (for now)

At the moment, the premiere of the 'real' Squid Game has no date, although it is expected to arrive sometime in 2023.

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10 episodes

The reality show will have ten episodes. If successful, it is likely to start filming in other languages besides English.

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A glorious precedent

To get an idea of what a production like 'Squid Game: The Challenge' entails, it is worth going back to November 2021, when YouTuber Mr. Beast made his own version of the Squid Game, also with 456 participants.

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The Mr. Beast Game

The content creator distributed a more modest prize to the winner: 456,000 dollars. However, the preparation of the project cost him 3.5 million, Mr. Beast said.

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A hit on YouTube

The return for his investment has been a huge number of viewers, which means he made a lot of advertising money from YouTube. Mr. Beast has already gotten more than 258 million views with his spectacular adaptation of the series.

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A spectacular production for Netflix

The Netflix production will probably have a much higher budget. For one, it includes a multimillion-dollar prize.

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The fictional game is also in the making

Meanwhile, the second season of the drama series is forecast for the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.

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