‘Squid Game’ is one of the biggest hits in the history of Netflix. The violent show combines social commentary with a slick cast of characters to create a unique experience. Soon, a less-deadly reality show version will be coming to the streaming giant.

Deadline reports that Netflix has ordered ten episodes of ‘Squid Game: The Challenge.’ Contestants from around the globe will compete for a whopping $4.56 million cash prize. The show will reflect the children’s games played in the original series in a reality competition format.

Netflix recently officially announced that a second season of ‘Squid Game’ was on the way. Now, they will attempt to capitalize by trying to reach an audience that prefers a little less violence with their kiddie games. Brandon Riegg, VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series at Netflix, hyped up the new show.

“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.”

The original series follows a very similar premise. Unfortunately for the characters in the scripted version, most of them meet horrific deaths. The new reality show will instead offer a chance to win huge money.

We will have to wait and see how audiences respond to the new Squid Game reality series. A large part of the appeal of the original show was the possibility that any character could die at any given moment. While that isn’t possible in a real-life format, the massive cash prize could raise the stakes and make this another big hit.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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