Netflix Knocked Squid Game To Become A Reality Series With Huge Prize Money
It’s being promoted as the “greatest reality competition of all time” as Netflix prepares to turn its hit show “Squid Game” into a reality series based on the scary fictional competition where gamers risk their lives so that a winner can repay their crippling debt. obligations.
The announcement was made during the Banff World Media Festival. tuesday. The show, titled “Squid Game: The Challenge,” will feature 456 gamers all competing for a chance to win $4.56 million. According to Netflix, this is the largest amount of money in television history to be given away as prizes. As the Hollywood journalist noted, the “X-Factor” on Fox gave the winners a $5 million recording contract.
Netflix has released a promotional video of what the show might look like, but hasn’t announced what games are planned, The Verge reported.
Brandon Riegg, Vice President of Unscripted Series and Documentaries at Netflix said, while thanking the show’s original creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, “We are grateful for his support as we transform the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.”
Riegg said: “Fans of the drama series will experience a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the greatest competition series of all time, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest prize money never realized at the end.”