As “Squid Games” fans are awaiting a second season of the most popular Netflix original of all time, the streaming media trailblazer has been exploring an option to install a real-life “Squid Game” reality TV series.
It is reported that about 456 players are competing currently in a new spin-off of the survival horror series, “Squid Game: The Challenge”. However, the reality TC show would not involve wounding people. Besides, a press agency report has quoted sources as saying late on Tuesday that the reality games, which is almost identical to the original TV show, would have a record grand prize of $4.56 million.
Such kind of pricing in effect would remark the highest cash prize in the history of reality TV shows, while the show would likely to cast a record number of players as well.
Netflix launches “Squid Game” reality show with record cash prize
In tandem, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series, Brandon Riegg said in an official press release that the show will include some “surprising new additions” that would require players to develop innovative strategies and alliance-making ability to stay in the game.
Meanwhile, expressing an out and out optimism over the series, Riegg said in a statement, “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."
While being asked why there had been such a large amount of prize-tag, Riegg said, “Ah, yes, because the best kind of a social experiment is showcasing hundreds of people desperately looking for a way out of the financial hellscape that is the broken-beyond-repair American economy for the entertainment of the masses”.