Mark your calendars, because this November, Netflix is set to unleash its highly anticipated series, Squid Game: The Challenge. Building upon the gripping concept of the original show, but without the life-or-death element, this new spin-off will see 456 contestants vying for a jaw-dropping cash prize of $4.56 million USD—the largest ever offered in reality TV history.
Netflix paints a tantalizing picture of what’s to come: “Through a series of games, each player will be pushed to their limits and forced to question how far they are willing to go to emerge victorious. Brace yourself for opportunistic alliances, cutthroat strategies, and timely betrayals.”
Unlike Mr. Beast’s unofficial competition, where a generous $456,000 USD was up for grabs, Squid Game: The Challenge promises a mood that is much more intense. Earlier this year, reports emerged of contestants on the show requiring medical assistance during filming in the United Kingdom. In fact, after the heart-pounding “Red Light, Green Light” round, several individuals were spotted being carried off on stretchers—a testament to the gripping nature of the games.