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‘Squid’: Netflix starts showing games with big profits

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‘Squid Game’: Netflix turns the series into a game show – with big cash prizes

“Younghee” doll from the South Korean “Squid Game” on Netflix

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The hugely successful South Korean game series Squid Game pits people against each other in deadly children’s games. The game concept will now be implemented in a reality show on Netflix.

The hit series “Squid Game” from South Korea is being implemented as a true reality show on the Netflix streaming service. As in the action series, 456 participants will compete against each other in different games. It is not enough with the huge number of participants: for the participants it is also about a large amount of money, which even surpasses such classics as “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.

The cracker: “Squid: The Challenge” is said to have a prize money of $4.56 million – according to Netflix, the show is the show with the highest number of participants and the highest prize money ever.

Interested parties from all over the world who speak good English can register now Apply online to participate. Filming is expected to take place in early 2023. There is good news for the nominees: showcasing games should not be as risky as the games in the series. “The stakes are high, but the worst fate in this game is to go home empty-handed,” the selection page read.

Squid: The Challenge: Nobody has to die in this show

It was different before in the hit series: In “Squid Game,” hundreds of debt-ridden people compete against each other in virtually harmless kids’ games to win prizes worth millions. However, losers are instantly killed in the horrific competition.

The series also led to criticism in this country: for example, the series children played in a daycare and after-school care center. Due to the huge success, Netflix has already announced a second season.

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