Netflix has announced that it will begin accepting applications for a reality show based on its most popular series, Squid Game.
The South Korean thriller series follows a group of debt-ridden individuals as they compete in a deadly series of children’s games for a large cash reward.
It is Netflix’s most-watched series of all time, with 111 million people watching it in the first 28 days of its release.
The game will not be life or death, as represented in the drama series, but rather 456 recruits from across the world will compete in games where “the worst destiny is going home empty-handed” – missing out on a $4.56 million (£3.8 million) prize.
Earlier this week, Netflix revealed that the popular comedy will be renewed for a second season.
The platform stated on Wednesday, June 15, that its new 10-episode series, Squid Game: The Challenge, will have the “biggest cast and lump cash reward in reality TV history.”
“As [players] participate in a variety of games inspired by the original program – plus some surprising new additions – their plans, alliances, and character will be put to the test as competitors are removed around them,” the statement continued.
Participants must be at least 21 years old to participate. They must be able to communicate in English and be ready for filming for up to four weeks in early 2023.