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 people as they compete in a deadly series of children’s games for a large cash prize.
It is Netflix’s most-watched series of all time, with 111 million people watching it in the first 28 days of its release.
Netflix confirmed the game will not be life or death that is at stake, as depicted in the drama series instead, 456 recruits from around the world will play games where “the worst fate is going home empty-handed” – missing out on a $4.56m (£3.8m) prize.
Netflix also confirmed that the popular series would be renewed for a second season earlier this week.
On Wednesday, June 15, the platform announced that its new 10-episode series – Squid Game:
The Challenge – would offer the “largest cast and lump cash prize in reality TV history”.
“As [players] 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,” it added.
Participants need to be at least 21 years old. They must speak English, and be available for up to 4 weeks in early 2023 for filming.