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Netflix Unveils Trailer And Release Date For Squid Game: The Challenge Reality Series

A reality series based on the popular scriped show Squid Game is in the works, and the streamer has unleashed the trailer and the show's official release date.

via: Variety

The streamer also confirmed the show is set to drop on Nov. 22. Previously, the company revealed the game show was going to premiere in November at its Tudum fan event earlier this summer.

“Squid Game: The Challenge” will see 456 contestants from around the world battle it out through various challenges based on the Korean game show in the scripted series, as well as introducing some new games.

Only one winner will take home the $4.56 million cash prize.

“Though the reality version of ‘Squid Game‘ isn’t a matter of life or death, there’s still a lot on the line,” reads the show’s logline. “456 players will compete to win $4.56 million, the largest cash prize in reality television history. Through a series of games, each player will be pushed to their limits and forced to ask themselves just how far they’ll go to win, with opportunistic alliances, cutthroat strategies and timely betrayals to follow.”

However the series has already been mired in controversy after contestants required medical assistance during the shoot, which took place in the U.K. during a surprise cold snap. Variety reported at the time that a number of contestants — who were not paid for their participation in the series — collapsed on set from a combination of cold and fatigue.

The show is produced by Studio Lambert — the same company behind hit game show “The Traitors” — and The Garden.

Check out the trailer below:

You're on a reality show fighting 455 other people for the opportunity to walk away with $4.56 million dollars. You expect producers and crew members to roll out the red carpet and treat you like the king and queen of England?

If you're on a reality show based on a popular series where people were killed playing the Squid Games, you better expect some discomfort while fighting for such a big prize.

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