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‘Squid Recreation’ in actual life: Netflix pronounces actuality present with $4.56M prize – Nationwide

‘Squid Recreation’ in actual life: Netflix pronounces actuality present with .56M prize – Nationwide

Followers of the Netflix unique Squid Recreation now not need to surprise how they’d fare within the sequence’ many challenges.

The streaming platform introduced a brand new actuality present on Tuesday, entitled Squid Recreation: The Problem, a real-life model of the video games — although Netflix famous it’s not life or dying at stake in these video games, simply the largest money prize in actuality TV historical past.

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The winner of Squid Recreation: The Problem will obtain a US$4.56-million prize (over $5.9 million Canadian). On this sport, Netflix claims, “the worst destiny goes residence empty-handed.”

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Squid Recreation is Netflix’s hottest sequence of all time, with over 1.65 billion view hours within the first 28 days of its launch in September 2021.

The Korean language program was a straightforward fan favorite for its ruthless, gory plot and “get wealthy, or die attempting” themes.

Over 9 episodes, viewers watch Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a divorced gambler, compete as certainly one of 456 gamers in six completely different, deathly childhood video games.

A nonetheless of actor Lee Jung-jae portraying Seong Gi-hun in Netflix’s hit present Squid Recreation.


In keeping with the press launch from Netflix, the brand new actuality sequence may also have 456 gamers.

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Netflix claims Squid Recreation: The Problem contestants will compete in a sequence of video games impressed by the present (and a few new ones too), all of the whereas growing methods and alliances simply as Squid Recreation‘s fictional characters had.

The present is now casting. On its web site, Netflix has utility choices for U.S., U.Ok. and worldwide casting. Contestants should be over 21 and capable of communicate English.

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Squid Recreation took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s fascinating story and iconic imagery. We’re grateful for his assist as we flip the fictional world into actuality on this large competitors and social experiment,” mentioned Brandon Riegg within the press launch, Netflix’s VP of unscripted and documentary sequence.

This week Netflix introduced Squid Recreation would return for a much-anticipated second season.

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This isn’t the primary time somebody has tried to make Squid Recreation attainable in actual life.

In December 2021, common YouTuber Mr. Beast recreated each single set from the Netflix unique sequence. He hosted a contest between 456 individuals, the place the winner took residence US$456,000 (roughly $591,000).

As of this writing, the video has over 258 million views.

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