Squid Game comes to life with 456 real players competing for the £3.7m last-person prize | Ents & Arts News



Squid Game comes to life – with 456 real players getting the chance to compete for a £3.7million prize.

The dystopian Korean drama became Netflix’s “greatest TV show of all time” after its release last year.

It followed 456 gamers, all of whom were in dire financial straits, risking their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games.

The broadcast, in Korean, showed brutal scenes of desperate people fighting to the death to be the last player standing and take the money.

The new reality show challenge won’t be competing to the death, though!

Contestants will go through a series of games inspired by the original show, but the toughest limits will be testing their strategies, alliances, and character as others around them will be eliminated.

Netflix said: “The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is to come home empty-handed.”

O Yeong-su in Netflix hit Squid Game.  Picture: Netflix

The 10-episode competition series is co-produced by the producers of social media reality show The Circle and award-winning documentary series 24 Hours in A&E.

It will have both the biggest cast and the biggest lump sum prize money in reality TV history.

Brandon Riegg, VP of Netflix Unscripted and Documentary Series, said, “Squid Game has taken the world by storm with director Hwang’s gripping story and iconic imagery.

“We are grateful for his support as we transform the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.

“Fans of the drama series will experience a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the greatest competition series of all time, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest prize money to be won. the end.”

Squid Game was a hugely popular children’s game in Korea in the 70s and 80s when the show’s director was growing up in Seoul.

In the game, children were divided into attack and defense and played inside a squid-shaped board drawn on the floor.

In June, Netflix confirmed that the second season of the drama series version of the show had been ordered.


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