Movie streaming platform, Netflix has announced that Squid Game: The Challenge, a competition game based on the popular Korean series will be experimented in real life.
On Tuesday, the streaming service platform announced the contest which it said would be its biggest social experiment.
Via Netflix Nigeria’s verified Twitter handle, it was revealed that 456 people would participate in the competition.
Additionally, the winner of the competition will go home with a cash prize of $4.56million, equivalent to N2.7 billion.
Recruitment is now open on SquidGameCasting.com, and Netflix is looking for 456 English-speaking players.
The tweet reads;
If you’re wondering about the elimination process, remember that “the stakes are high, but in this game the WORST fate is going home empty-handed.”
— Netflix Nigeria (@NetflixNaija) June 14, 2022
Speaking on the reality series, Netflix’s Vice President of unscripted and documentary series Brandon Riegg said;
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.
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.
Netflix says “Squid Game: The Challenge” will have ten episodes, and it will be filmed in the United Kingdom by Studio Lambert and The Garden.
Executive Producers from Studio Lambert include Tim Harcourt and Toni Ireland while Nicola Hill, John Hay and Nicola Brown will represent The Garden.
The latest development comes after the second season of the popular Korean series was given a green light.