The Squid Game reality series has an official release date
Squid Game fans, please prepare yourself for some very exciting news. The spin-off reality series Squid Game: The Challenge is officially happening and it's coming to Netflix very soon.
Following the incredible release of the drama series in 2021 (we were obsessed), Netflix ordered a reality version of the series in June last year, and now it's finally coming to our screens in just a matter of months.
It's got the biggest prize fund of any reality show in history, a casual $4.56million, and this is everything else you need to know about the upcoming series.
What is Squid Game: The Challenge?
After the mega success of Netflix's Squid Game: The Challenge in 2021, a reality version of the series was confirmed in June 2022.
The 10-part reality series will be just like the drama series and see contestants compete in a series of challenges to win the prize fund, except without the violent ending if they don't win a challenge of course.
The series will feature 456 competitors who will be competing for the biggest prize fund in reality TV history - $4.56million (£3.65million).
So far it's unknown what the exact challenges the contestants will be facing, but we do know some of them will inspired by the challenges from the original show, as well as a few "surprising new additions".
When is the release date of Squid Game: The Challenge?
We don't have that long to wait for the arrival of Squid Game: The Challenge, as Netflix has confirmed the series will be coming to our screens in November this year.
The exact date in November is yet to be confirmed however.
Who is in the cast of Squid Game: The Challenge?
So far all we know about the cast of Squid Game: The Challenge, is that there will be 456 competitors and the series was shot in the UK.
It's likely the series will feature cast members from around the world, as the current casting call for potential future seasons is open to contestants globally.
When was the series announced?
In June 2022, Netflix announced the series in a trailer saying: "The stakes are high, but in this game, the worst fate is going home empty-handed. The biggest risk is not playing."
At the time, Netflix's VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series, Brandon Riegg thanked Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk for his support of the new series.
"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," he said.
Bring on November!
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