SQUID GAME RETURNS FOR SECOND SERIES AND THE CHALLENGE
The series revolves around a contest where 456 players, who are all in financial debt, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children's games for the chance to win a 45.6 billion prize.
The recommission comes after series one became Netflix's most popular series ever, with more than 142 million 'member households' during its first four weeks on the platform.
The Garden and Studio Lambert are bringing the global phenomenon Squid Game to life for Netflix with the biggest reality competition series ever: Squid Game: The Challenge. The series will have both the largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history: 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million.
Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series said: Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s captivating story and iconic imagery. We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment...
"Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest ever cash prize at the end.”
Squid Game creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk said: "It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. As the writer, director and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show...
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Squid Game is available on Netflix.