Squid Game: The Challenge trailer: Netflix reveals the launch date for its reality series based on the hit show

Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge trailer previews the reality game show based on the mega-hit series with a prize of $4.56M!

Last Updated on September 27, 2023


When Squid Game: The Challenge premieres on Netflix on November 22, contestants will compete for the most significant prize in game show history as greed and dreams of leisure fuel their reflexes faster than the power of one thousand Monster energy drinks. Today’s Squid Game: The Challenge trailer depicts the latest craze coming to Netflix, where 456 real players enter the competition show for a life-changing reward of $4.56 million. As players compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – the game organizers will put their strategies, alliances, and character to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.

In Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge trailer, a mysterious group leads 456 contestants into a familiar room where $4.56 million hangs above their heads. As the promo continues, we glimpse games like Battleship (with human players inside the boats), Platform Jumper, and something that looks like an elaborate triangular dinner table. As competitors race toward the games, you see determination take over as dreams about paying student loans, buying houses, and venturing to exotic destinations dance in their heads.

Squid Game showrunner Hwang Dong-hyuk says he's developing a film called Killing Old People Club, inspired by an Umberto Eco novel.

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, Toni Ireland from Studio Lambert, John Hay, Nicola Hill, and Nicola Brown from The Garden will serve as executive producers.

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk urges fans not to take the game show too seriously. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, he addressed concerns by saying, “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,” he said. “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 added that he “actually met with the creator yesterday, 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 do you think of Netflix‘s Squid Game: The Challenge trailer? Have we finally reached a point in our evolution where the themes and metaphors of the hit series are entirely lost on us? Still, $4.56M is a lot of money, and I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t jump at the chance for a piece of that pie. Will you watch Squid Game: The Challenge? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Netflix

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