If, like Player 456, you learned nothing from Squid Game, here’s your chance to grab some serious cash.
Netflix just announced a real-life Squid Game TV show with a $4.56 million prize, the largest cash prize in reality TV history.
It makes sense, since the Squid Game show is Netflix’s most popular series of all time, with 111 million users watching it in just the first 28 days of launch.
And yes, you can sign up for it. Just like in the show, there are 456 slots but, unlike the show, they’re not reserved just for gamblers or morally compromised individuals. And, unlike the previous YouTube stunt, this one has a prize with three more zeroes in it.
Squid Game: The Challenge, will run for 10 episodes, and put the contestants through a series of games both from Squid Game the TV series and new devilish creations.
“As [players] 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,” said Netflix.
If you’re at least 21 years old, speak English and can take up to 4 weeks of vacation in early 2023, here’s your chance. Visit the Squid Game Challenge casting website, pick your location (US, UK or other) and keep your fingers crossed for a chance at those $4.56 million flying around.
Or, you know, take the moral lessons from the first Squid Game series and sit home and relax on the couch. There, you can just watch both Squid Game season 2 and the satire the show’s creator will make, which will be based on his own experiences with the show’s success.