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It wasn’t all that long ago that Netflix was on the top of the heap. There are so many different streaming channels to choose from these days, however, they have been struggling to hold their own.

They have tried a number of different things to overcome this difficulty, but perhaps the “Squid Game” may be just what they need to turn the tide.

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In an announcement from Netflix, they tease us with the upcoming addition of “Squid Game: The Challenge,” which is said to be similar to the South Korean survival show, perhaps with just a little less blood and guts.

They’re calling it the “biggest reality competition series ever created” and there will be 456 contestants at the beginning, but they will be dwindling steadily until the winner walks away with $4.56 million. They’re calling it the largest cash prize to ever hit reality TV.

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Hwang Dong-hyuk is the creator responsible for the original Squid Game. Brandon Rieg, the VP of Netflix, said the following about him: “We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.”

If you are interested in trying out for this reality show, you can go to to sign up. You have to be over 21 and you must speak English in order to qualify.

The original Squid Game was shown on Netflix starting last September. In that game, there were also 456 contestants and they were risking their lives playing deadly kids’ games in the hopes to win a $36 million prize.

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In speaking about the game on the casting page, they said: “The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed.” The games will also be similar to those in the original, but they will not be quite as unpleasant.

More than 142 million households watched the original Squid Game on Netflix. There is a second season coming, but production hasn’t started yet.

Netflix is hoping to gain even more subscribers who are interested in watching the spinoff. They could really use it, since they lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, according to the New York Post.

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