Netflix is bringing 'Squid Game' to life with 'The Challenge' reality show

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Netflix's "Squid Game " is moving beyond fiction into reality. Seriously.

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The streaming service Provider revealed Tuesday that it will be producing a reality series called "Squid Game : The Challenge", which will draw inspiration from "Squid Game", the most watched TV show of all time.

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Netflix claims that the series will feature the largest cast and the highest lump sum prize money: $4.56 million and 456 contestants, respectively.

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This competition will include games that are inspired by the original series, as well as "surprising new additions."

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However, it is important to remember that the show will not be as popular as the fictional one, where failed contestants were killed.

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Netflix promises that "The stakes can be high, but the worst fate in this game is going home empty handed."

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The original "Squid Game"

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"Challenge", a comedy series, will draw inspiration from Netflix’s South Korean blockbuster drama. It was just renewed for a second-season.

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The horror series featured impoverished and heavily indebted individuals being recruited to a series children's games, where life and death were the stakes.

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The 45.6 billion Won would be awarded to the sole survivor or winner of the games, which is roughly $35 million.

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The series featured children’s games from South Korean culture. This included a version red light, green lights, in which contestants attempted to make shapes out of dalgona candy using a needle, tug-of-war, and the squidgame.

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Many social media users immediately criticized Netflix's announcement. They noted that Hwang Dong-hyuk's original drama series is a sharp critique on capitalism and voyeurism.

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