Netflix is on the lookout for contestants for a actuality TV programme based mostly on its hottest collection, Squid Recreation.
Based on BBC, it won’t, nonetheless, be a life or dying state of affairs, as proven within the South Korean dystopian drama. As an alternative, 456 recruits from all all over the world will compete in video games the place the worst destiny will go residence empty-handed and miss out on a prize pool of $4.56 million.
Earlier this week, Netflix confirmed that the favored comedy could be renewed for a second season. The platform claimed on Wednesday that Squid Recreation:
The Problem, a 10-episode collection, could have the “greatest forged and lump money reward in actuality TV historical past”.
“As gamers take part in quite a lot of video games impressed by the unique present – in addition to some surprising new additions – their plans, alliances, and character shall be put to the check as rivals are eradicated round them,” it continued.
Individuals have to be at the least 21 years previous to take part. They need to have the ability to talk in English and be prepared for filming for as much as 4 weeks in early 2023.
The 456 contributors are a reference to the fictional collection with the identical variety of characters, with Seong Gi-hun, the first protagonist, additionally known as Participant 456.
The South Korean thriller collection follows a bunch of debt-ridden folks as they compete in a lethal collection of kids’s video games for a big money reward.
It’s Netflix’s most-watched collection of all time, with 111 million folks watching it within the first 28 days of its launch.
“It took 12 years to deliver the primary season of Squid Recreation to life final 12 months,” Hwang Dong-hyuk, director, author, and govt producer of Squid Recreation, mentioned in a press release on Wednesday. Squid Recreation, then again, simply wanted 12 days to turn out to be the preferred Netflix collection ever”.
Netflix is up in opposition to stiff competitors from streaming rivals, but it surely was additionally damage after elevating pricing and exiting Russia. It introduced a dramatic loss in subscribers in April and warned that thousands and thousands extra have been on the verge of leaving the streaming service.
The agency’s market price plummeted by greater than $50 billion, and analysts warned it could be troublesome to get again on observe.