One of the most comforting things about the dystopian dramas that litter Netflix is that, as well as being irresistibly binge-worthy, they are delightfully unrealistic. So, while we may get hooked on the murderous events and twisted plots that feature, we can rest assured that their contents will never become reality – until now.
Giving the go-ahead to what is set to be titled Squid Game: The Challenge, Netflix is ushering in the next generation of reality competition TV by turning to their smash-hit, Squid Game, and attempting to make its premise a reality. While we are pretty sure that murder, betrayal and the gore have been left in the original show, the streaming service is set to invite 456 players to compete in a set of what we assume will be the iconic Korean childhood games, of which the original drama centres around. Intriguing as the above sounds, a show derived from one of the most explosive TV releases in history had to smash a few records and cause a bit of a stir upon its announcement, naturally.
With the prize fund available to participants sitting at an overwhelming $4.56 million, the show officially sets itself up to offer the largest cash prize in reality TV history – a fitting ode to the original show, right?
So, while the thought of Squid Game becoming a reality is unnerving, to say the least, we cannot help but revel in the prospect of finding out more about the upcoming show.