Netflix recently announced the popular series Squid Game is returning for a second season, and now they are getting ready to up the ante.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is set to launch a reality competition series featuring 456 contestants. The winner of Squid Game: The Challenge — which will feature 10 episodes — will be awarded a whopping $4.56 million grand prize.
Casting is now open at SquidGameCasting.com. Casting is open across the world. Players can speak to other contestants in different languages, but they must be able to speak and understand English.
“Squid Game took the world by storm with [director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s] captivating story and iconic imagery,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of unscripted and documentary series. “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 was Netflix’s biggest show in history, and now the streaming service will be hoping that success carries over to the biggest reality competition show in history. If Mr. Beast can get over 257 million views on YouTube, the sky is the limit for a global platform like Netflix.
Until then, let’s take a look back at Mr. Beast’s incredible recreation.