Squid Game makes another significant mark as its reality spin-off, Squid Game: The Challenge, is set to air on November 22nd. Netflix confirmed this exciting news earlier today. The show will see 456 participants compete for a grand prize of $4.56 million. Those in the US might find the show a talking point during Thanksgiving gatherings.
This show’s announcement in June 2022 did not surprise many, given the massive popularity of the original Squid Game series since its 2021 launch. The journey to the release hasn’t been entirely smooth for Netflix, with the company addressing concerns about reported health incidents during production.
Squid Game: The Challenge is not the only way for fans to engage with the Squid Game universe. Tickets are now available for Squid Game: The Trials, an LA-based immersive event. Additionally, enthusiasts can delve into the Squid Game Virtuals, a VR rendition of the game, available at Sandbox VR outlets. Speculation is rife that Netflix might integrate Squid Game elements into its planned retail stores, set to open doors in 2025.
Meanwhile, Netflix has also teased developments regarding the original Squid Game series, hinting at a forthcoming second season. While the release date remains under wraps, there have been sneak peeks into the new cast lineup.