After all of the Minecraft mods and YouTuber stunts, this was inevitable: Netflix is doing Squid Game for actual. The streaming site is making a 10-episode competitors collection referred to as Squid Game: The Challenge, and says the winner will get the biggest lump sum money prize in actuality TV historical past: $4.56 million.
In the Korean drama collection that impressed this actuality collection, a whole lot of contestants play kids’s video games in a perverse competitors that sees one winner free of debt whereas the losers shot and cremated. Contestants on Squid Game: The Challenge is not going to be executed by snipers and incinerated, however just like the fictional Squid Game, the ‘actual’ Squid Game will embody 456 opponents. Netflix says it is the biggest ever actuality TV show cast.
Squid Game is Netflix’s hottest show ever, and it was in all places for a pair months in 2021. This will not even be the primary ‘actual’ Squid Game: YouTuber Mr Beast spent $3.5 million recreating scenes from the show final 12 months, and over 250 million individuals watched the video. Modders ran with it, too, recreating sudden loss of life kids’s video games in Roblox and Minecraft. The PlayStation button masks, Fall Guys colours, and considerably Battle Royale-like plot led us to jot down concerning the show, too. It was what was occurring in September 2021.
I form of marvel if it has endurance, although. How some ways are you able to make a youngsters’ game a twisted youngsters’ game? And after watching 456 adults play a lethal model of Red Light, Green Light within the fictional Squid Game, why would I need to watch 456 adults play common Red Light, Green Light?
I suppose the show’s success will rely upon the unscripted personalities of the opponents and, to a point, how Netflix handles the dramatic irony right here: There’s no scarcity of onlookers mentioning that the fictional Squid Game is a metaphor for exploitation and abuse of the poor and downtrodden.
There’s nonetheless time to be a type of downtrodden, by the best way. Netflix is casting for the show now. You will not be slapped within the face and handed a cryptic enterprise card in a subway station, although. You simply should submit a one minute video at squidgamecasting.com. Disappointingly easy already!
Netflix hasn’t but introduced when Squid Game: The Challenge will launch. (It ought to most likely determine who its 456 opponents are first.) Season two of Squid Game would not have a launch date both.