Netflix launches real-life ‘Squid Game’ with cash prize of P243 million


Netflix is bringing the global phenomenon Squid Game to life with the biggest reality competition series ever, Squid Game: The Challenge.

With both the largest cast and cash prize in reality TV history, 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million (around P243 million). Below is the checklist for non-US and non-UK participants. For this round, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world.

– You are, or will be at least 21 years old at the time of applying for the competition.
– You must be available to take part in the program for up to 4 weeks currently anticipated to be in early 2023. (This may change at our discretion without notice.)
– You must have a valid passport for the whole period of filming and have the right to and be able to travel to all locations that are specified.
– You are not employed, engaged, or an immediate relative of an employee for any company within the All3 Media Group and/or Netflix.

Further details on the recruitment process can be seen at

The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E), part of ITV Studios, and it will be filmed in the UK. Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt, and Toni Ireland from Studio Lambert and John Hay, Nicola Hill, and Nicola Brown from The Garden will serve as executive producers.

The scripted drama Squid Game holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time, with over 1.65 billion view hours in the first 28 days after its September 2021 premiere.

On June 12, 2022, Squid Game was officially renewed for season 2 as Netflix and Director Hwang confirmed they will once again team up for a whole new round.

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