The first trailer for Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge is here and the reality show spinoff of the Korean smash hit looks remarkably faithful to the original — right down to the haunting “Red Light-Green Light” challenge.
The reality show version follows the premise of the original Squid Game, bringing in 456 people to compete for $4.56 million, the biggest cash prize in reality show history. As seen in the trailer, contestants will compete in the games inspired by the show — but without the brutal killings.
The trailer replicates many of the now iconic settings, from the Red Light-Green Light challenge, which appears to use paintballs instead of real bullets, the colorful M.C. Escher-inspired path to the games and the sleeping quarters, complete with the high stack of metal-framed beds. But there also appear to be new games, such as one that looks inspired by Battleship, and a twist of having to pick two players to eliminate.
With 10 episodes, Squid Game: The Challenge will likely have to throw in more games (the original ran for nine episodes). Get ready for betrayals, twists and drama galore.
The original show was a massive global hit when it first debuted in 2021, racking up 1.65 billion hours watched in the first 28 days of its release. The high-stakes premised similar had 456 people compete for a massive cash prize, with just a single winner surviving devious life-and-death games.
The reality show version will debut on November 22 on Netflix.
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