Squid Game: The Challenge release date is November 22, 2023, and it will air on Netflix, the network behind the hit Korean TV series Squid Game.
Squid Game: The Challenge is a reality TV competition show which is inspired by the original Squid Game TV series. It will feature over 400 contestants taking part in a series of games in order to win the prize money of $4.56 million. It has been billed as the largest reality TV series, and Netflix has released a trailer that has whetted the appetite of fans. Come with me as we unpack all the details about the upcoming show.
When Will Squid Game: The Challenge Be Released?
Squid Game: The Challenge will be released on the 22nd of November 2023. Netflix announced this in a short trailer that they released for the show in September. The trailer is quite cryptic and doesn’t give much away. However, allusions are made to competitors battling it out for a sumptuous prize money with a voice declaring that people could kill for a lesser amount.
Squid Game: The Challenge is an original Netflix production, and as such, those who want to watch it will need to get a Netflix subscription.
What is Squid Game: The Challenge All About?
Squid Game: The Challenge is a reality competition series in which numerous contestants will compete for a chance to win the grand prize of $4.56 million – the largest cash prize for a reality series. The competition series is inspired and based on Squid Game, the popular South Korean series that aired in September 2021.
In the TV series, several individuals who are poor and desperate find themselves recruited to play a bunch of sadistic, twisted games in which only one person will walk away alive with the prize money. Squid Game: The Challenge will have contestants playing the games that are depicted in the original Squid Game TV series, as well as some other new games.
These games are intended to test their strategies, alliances, and character. The one good thing about Squid Game: The Challenge? No one will die like we saw in the original TV series. Contestants or teams of contestants who fall short will simply be sent out of the competition.
— Netflix (@netflix) June 14, 2022
Squid Game: The Challenge Will Have the Largest Cast in Reality Competition History
The specific names and identities of the individuals that will compete in Squid Game: The Challenge will be revealed on the 22nd of November 2023, when the series will air its very first episode. All we know for now is that the contestants are 456 in number, which is the largest in reality TV show history.
The contestants were recruited through an open casting call that Netflix made back in June 2022, and that casting call recruited individuals from various parts of the world so far as they can speak English. You can, therefore, trust that the cast of Squid Game: The Challenge will be a dynamic and diverse one that will interest fans.
How Many Episodes Will Squid Game: The Challenge Have?
Squid Game: The Challenge will have a total of 10 episodes. Each episode will feature the contestants battling it out in one game or the other. As earlier pointed out, some of the games will be ones that fans have already seen in the original Squid Game, such as Green Light, Red Light, Marble Game, etc. There will also be new games entirely.
It remains to be seen if the eponymous squid game will make it into the competition series, but one thing that is for sure is that the whole show will not be a walk in the park for those taking part in it.
Back in January 2023, when the show was still being filmed at Cardington Studios in Bedfordshire, three people on set had to be treated by medical personnel. There was an uproar over the conditions on set, and Netflix maintained that nobody was injured and that those treated only suffered from what they dubbed minor medical conditions.
The Health and Safety Executive in Britain had to carry out an assessment, and while their verdict was that filming could carry on, they warned the producers of Squid Game: The Challenge to plan properly for risk.