So naturally, the streamer is turning the series — known for starring a ginormous laser-eyed killer doll — into a reality show.
입력하다 “오징어 게임: The Challenge
,” a new reality competition series apparently based on the original series
, which became Netflix’s most popular show of all time upon its release in late
2021. The platform announced casting for the new series on Tuesday in a vague promo with appearances from the aforementioned
, Green Light
” doll and a slew of masked guards who carry out killings
“오징어 게임: The Challenge” is set to offer the largest cash prize in reality TV history — $ 4.56 백만 — to one of its 456 경쟁자 (the largest cast in reality TV history), the streamer said in a statement.
원래 “오징어 게임” became an international phenomenon for its sharp social commentary as much as its arresting visuals and entertaining conceit
. “오징어 게임” sends up the wealthy ruling class and the harm they inflict upon the low-income and marginalized members of their society
(though the low-income competitors are often corrupted by the lure of wealth
). In the fictional show’s competition
, the poor are literally disposable
— they’re killed if they lose a game
, and they continue to get picked off as they vie for a life-changing sum
, all to the amusement of the game’s rich creators
Netflix hasn’t announced how they plan to adapt the game in which a giant doll fatally zaps people or masked guards fatally shoot competitors in the head if they fail to carve a honeycomb candy correctly, but it’s safe to assume there will be no murder.
그만큼 series is casting now for brave
, self-punishing souls interested in competing in harrowing games
. And though the original show was created by South Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk and primarily starred Korean actors who spoke Korean throughout
, Netflix’s new
“오징어 게임” is seeking
“English-language speakers from any part of the world.
Fans of the original
“오징어 게임” who’d prefer not to compete in the game themselves got good news this week
, 너무: Netflix officially renewed the series for a second season