Squid Recreation coming to life with 456 actual gamers competing for last-person-standing £3.7m prize
Squid Recreation is coming to life – with 456 actual gamers being given the prospect to compete for a £3.7m prize.
The dystopian Korean drama grew to become Netflix’s “largest TV present ever” after being launched final yr.
It adopted 456 gamers, all of whom had been in deep monetary hardship, risking their lives to play a sequence of lethal kids’s video games.
The present, in Korean, confirmed brutal scenes of determined folks combating to the dying to be the ultimate participant standing and take the money.
The brand new actuality present problem won’t be competing to the dying, nevertheless!
Contestants will undergo a sequence of video games impressed by the unique present, however the hardest limits will probably be testing their methods, alliances and character, as others are eradicated round them.
Netflix mentioned: “The stakes are excessive, however on this recreation the worst destiny goes residence empty-handed.”
The ten-episode competitors sequence is being made collectively by producers behind social media actuality present The Circle and award-winning documentary sequence 24 Hours in A&E.
It’s going to have each the most important forged and largest lump sum money prize in actuality TV historical past.
Brandon Riegg, vice chairman of Netflix Unscripted and Documentary Sequence, mentioned: “Squid Recreation took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s charming story and iconic imagery.
“We’re grateful for his help as we flip the fictional world into actuality on this large competitors and social experiment.
“Followers of the drama sequence are in for an enchanting and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the most important competitors sequence ever, stuffed with rigidity and twists, with the most important ever money prize on the finish.”
Squid Recreation was a vastly widespread kids’s recreation in Korea within the 70s and 80s, across the time when the present’s director was rising up in Seoul.
Within the recreation, children had been divided into assault and defence and performed inside a Squid-shaped board drawn on the bottom.
In June, Netflix confirmed season two of the drama sequence model of the present had been commissioned.