Streaming giant Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will release a real-life reality TV series “Squid Game” and is looking for competitors.
The 456-player competition will include “original show-inspired” challenges and “amazing new additions,” Netflix said in a statement, with the winner set to receive a $ 4.56 million prize.
“Fans of the drama series will experience a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series in history, full of tension and twists, with the biggest cash prize at the end. “said Brandon Riegg of Netflix. vice president of unscripted and documentary series, in the statement.
The series will have 10 episodes and will be filmed in the UK.
“How far will you go?” ask for a website for applicants.
The app page says players will be “immersed in the iconic Squid Game universe and never know what will come next. Here they will compete in a series of exciting games to become the only survivor and go on with a life -Change of prize in cash “.
However, he adds in a disclaimer: “Be aware: win or lose, all players will be unharmed. But if you win, you win a lot!”
The program is looking for people who speak English from anywhere in the world to compete.
Applicants must be 21 years old at the time of application, have a valid passport, and be available for a four-week “advance” filming in early 2023.
As part of the application process, hopeful participants must submit a one-minute video to Netflix explaining who they are, why they want to be on the show, what their strategy would be during the games, and what they would do with the prize. massive. .
Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider parent company Axel Springer, is a member of the Netflix board.