Squid Game

Ready To Be A Contestant on SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE?

The smash hit Netflix show which saw 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game involving multiple rounds of childhood games to win 45.6 billion won prize money that can pull them out of their misery, is returning as a reality show SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE.


  • The scripted drama SQUID GAME holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time.
  • SQUID GAME had over 1.65 billion view hours in the first 28 days after its September 2021 premiere.
  • On June 12, SQUID GAME was officially renewed for season 2 as Netflix and Director Hwang confirmed they will once again team up for a whole new round.
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Netflix is bringing the global phenomenon SQUID GAME to life with the biggest reality competition series ever, SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE.


With both the largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history, 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them. The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed.


The best news is that South African’s can enter to compete! SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE will consist of a series of heart-stopping games in order to determine the sole survivor and walk away with a life-changing cash prize, and yes, all players will leave unscathed. But if you win, you win big! The online entry process includes recording a 1 minute video, talking about yourself, why you want to be on SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE, what your game plan would be and what you would do with a huge cash prize if you won.



The original SQUID GAME plot revolved around a mysterious invitation to join the game, sent to people at risk, who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death.


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.

// Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series, Brandon Riegg


The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E), part of ITV Studios, and it will be filmed in the UK. Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt, and Toni Ireland from Studio Lambert and John Hay, Nicola Hill, and Nicola Brown from The Garden will serve as executive producers.


For this round, the Front Man is in search of English-language speakers from any part of the world. Recruitment for SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE is open now at SquidGameCasting.com


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