Netflix has announced that its upcoming reality TV show ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ has entered its final casting call phase.
The streaming service claims that this will be the largest cast, as well as cash reward, in the history of reality TV as 456 real players pursue a $4.56 million prize.
At the time of the announcement Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series, said:
“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.
“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 consist of 10 episodes. It has been co-produced by Studio Lambert (The Circle), The Garden (24 Hours in A&E), part of ITV Studios.
The show has been inspired by last year’s mega-hit series ‘Squid Game’, which also bagged several awards at the recent Creative Emmys.
It is currently the most-watched series on Netflix with a total of 1.65 billion watch hours in the first 28 days after the premiere.