'Squid Game: The Challenge' brings the show's life-and-death games to life.

Squid Game Is An Actual Reality Show Now

Let the backstabbing begin!

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In a very strange — and honestly, scary — occurrence of fiction becoming reality, Netflix has announced the hit series Squid Game will turn into a reality show. That’s right, the haunting dystopian TV drama where people compete to the literal death for millions of dollars is getting adapted into a real-life competition. At least in the reality show version, no one’s life will be on the line. Here are all the details about Squid Game: The Challenge.

After Squid Game premiered on Netflix in 2021, the Korean drama became the streamer’s most popular show ever. So it makes sense that even more Squid Game-inspired content is on the way. The original series has been renewed for a second season, and Netflix announced Squid Game: The Challenge on June 14, 2022. In the new reality series, 456 contestants will compete in games inspired by the show to win a grand prize of $4.56 million — the largest lump sum cash prize in reality TV history.

Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang [Dong-hyuk]’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,” said Brandon Riegg, VP of unscripted and documentary series at Netflix, in a statement announcing the new show.

Read on for more details about the upcoming Squid Game reality series.

It’s Premiering Soon

The new competition series will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 22.

The Trailer Is Intense

The series trailer highlights just how massive the show is, with 456 contestants all living together in a massive warehouse full of bunk beds. The clips also reveals competitors will have to win various games that were featured on Squid Game, including red light green light, the umbrella carving game, and the glass-paneled bridge challenge.

The Cast Is Massive

It would be ridiculous to try to list all 456 Squid Game: The Challenge competitors. Viewers will have to see which challengers rise to the top as the games go on, and which ones fall to the wayside.

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