Squid Game: The Challenge gets a new trailer one month ahead of Netflix premiere

The Netflix streaming service has unveiled a new trailer for the competition series Squid Game: The Challenge


Squid Game: The Challenge, a 10 episode competition series inspired by inspired by the Netflix streaming service’s South Korean survival drama series Squid Game, is set to start streaming on Netflix on November 22nd – and with a month to go until that date arrives, a new trailer for the show has arrived online. Check it out in the embed above!

Here’s the set-up for Squid Game: The Challenge: 456 real players will enter the competition show in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them. The $4.56 million prize is the highest competition series prize in history.

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

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has urged fans not to take the game show too seriously. “I think that even though our show does carry quite a heavy message, and I know there are some concerns of taking that message and creating it into a reality show with a cash prize, however I feel like whenever you take things too seriously, that’s really not the best way to go for the entertainment industry. Doesn’t really set a great precedent. So I would say that reproductions of such efforts are going to bring new meaning to the industry, and I hope that this is going to be a great new direction for the industry overall.” Hwang met with the creator of the competition shoe and “they had many questions for me. What I hope is that they will be carrying on my vision and intention as much as possible for the show.“

What did you think of the new trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge? Will you be watching this series? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

I haven’t gotten around to watching Squid Game yet, but I do love watching competition shows, so there is a chance I could end up watching Squid Game: The Challenge before the original series.

Squid Game: The Challenge

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