The Teaser for the ‘Squid Game’ Reality Competition (Sans Death) Is Here

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In June 2022, Netflix announced that super-smash hit series Squid Game would return for a second season. Then, they announced a real-life version of the games, called Squid Game: The Challenge. Now, the streaming giant has released the first-look teaser trailer for the Squid Game reality show.

The Premise of Squid Game: The Challenge

Squid Game: The Challenge will feature many of the same elements as the South Korean drama series that captured the world’s attention in 2021.

There will be 456 contestants, all competing for a life-changing prize of USD$4.56 million. This is one of the largest cash prizes in reality television history, although, as The Hollywood Reporter pointed out, Fox’s X Factor has rewarded winners with recording contracts of over $5 million.

The most notable change between the show and the reality competition series, of course,  is that the IRL version will not end in death for all but one of the players.

Rather, for the Squid Game: The Challenge competitors, the “worse fate is going home empty-handed”, according to a statement from Netflix. One can also assume that Squid Game: The Challenge will not be a searing critique and cautionary tale about the dangers of capitalism. Is it the very definition of irony? Perhaps! But perhaps that’s a story for another day…

Squid Game: The Challenge Trailer

While there isn’t a full trailer for the Squid Game reality competition just yet, there is a first look teaser trailer.

The teaser shows the construction of the iconic, candy-coloured Squid Game set. We see the real life players enter the arena as Young-hee — everyone’s favourite robot doll (Sorry, M3GAN!) — sings “Red Light, Green Light”. As her head spins around, the trailer cuts to the show’s logo. Check it out for yourself below.

How Many Episodes Will Squid Game: The Challenge Have?

Contestants will face off over the course of a 10-episode competition series, in which they will compete in games inspired by the series.

Squid Game: The Challenge Release Date

Netflix has yet to confirm the exact date we can expect the Squid Game reality show to drop. With that being said, the first-look trailer promises that it’s coming this November. Watch this space, and we’ll update this post when we know more.

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