Digital broadcasting company Netflix has decided to produce a realistic version of the South Korean drama “The Squid Game” in the form of a competition program, which will begin filming in the United Kingdom early next year.
A plan “Squid Game: ChallengeIt will represent the largest reality show ever, with 456 contestants vying for the grand prize of $ 4.56 million, the largest prize ever awarded by a reality TV show.
“Squid Game has captured the world’s attention with its suspenseful story and moving images, and we are grateful for the support of director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who has transformed the fantasy world into a reality through this huge competition and social experiment,” said Brandon Rick, Vice President, Netflix. Said in the statement.
The broadcaster says that English-speaking and contestants over the age of 21 can participate in the reality show and compete for games inspired by the Korean series that attracted the most viewers on stage.
Netflix claims that the “Squid Game: Challenge” competition has 10 episodes and that its production will continue for 4 weeks.
He added that the competition would involve great risks, but unlike what happens in a drama series where death is the rule for those who fail to leave, leaving the competition empty-handed is the worst thing that can happen to a contestant in a reality TV competition. .
The squid game, released by Netflix last September, revolves around a contest in which 456 cashless contestants risk their lives to win a $ 36 million prize, a $ 36 million prize, known as death if they lose.
“The Squid Game” is the most successful Netflix series in its history, and the site says that the Korean drama was viewed by more than 142 million families in the first four weeks.
The announcement of the reality series follows Netflix announcing its intention to produce a second edition of the Korean series this month, and is expected to lose 200,000 subscribers and two million subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 last April. In the second half of this year.
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