Netflix Invites Fans to Take Part in a Real-Life "Squid Game" Competition

Netflix is hosting a “Squid Game” reality TV show inspired by the survival drama series — but don’t worry, the stakes aren’t life or death. On June 14, the streaming platform announced “the biggest reality competition ever” at the Banff World Media Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Just like the series, the competition will host 456 contestants — the largest cast in a competition yet — battling it out in a string of mind-bending games to win a massive cash prize.

While specific games haven’t been announced, the 10-episode series will be “full of tension and twists,” so we fully expect to see an IRL (but nondeadly) Red Light, Green Light doll, a tug-of-war game, and a dalgona-candy challenge so frustrating we’ll be clinging to the edge of our seats as we watch from the comfort of our couches. But we also fully expect a few new challenges to be added to keep contestants on their toes, which means things could get dicey.

The announcement comes just days after Netflix officially renewed “Squid Game” for a second season. “We’re grateful for this support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment,” Netflix’s Brandon Riegg said. “Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey.”

Keep reading to find out more about the upcoming reality show, and if you’re one of the (un)lucky few to nab a spot in the competition, may the odds be ever in your favor.

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