Netflix has announced that it is reviving its mega-hit series Squid Game with a new reality-series contest.
The anti-utopian Korean drama series has become the “biggest TV show” for the giant since its release last year.
Fans will be able to apply for Squid Game: The Challenge, in which 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a prize of $ 4.56 million ($ 6.64 million).
Netflix claims that the show will have the biggest acting and cash prize in the history of reality television.
In a 10-part competition, competitors will compete through a series of games inspired by the original show, as well as some new additions.
Strategies, alliances, and character will be tested as participants in each round drop out.
However, the streamer has confirmed that players will not face the deadly effects of the drama series, and their worst fate will be to return home empty-handed.
The casting for the series is open, English-speaking speakers from all over the world are invited to participate.
Squid Game holds the record as the most popular Netflix series ever: 142 million families worldwide watched the show in the first four weeks after its release in September 2021.
Netflix has updated the show for a second season, and Hwang Don Hyuk has returned to directing.