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New Trailer for ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Reveals Insufferable American Contestants

After captivating global audiences with its brutal games and moral dilemmas, Netflix’s ‘Squid Gameposed a stark question about human limits in the pursuit of wealth. Now, that boundary between fiction and reality is getting even blurrier as Netflix recently dropped the trailer for its upcoming reality competition show, Squid Game: The Challenge. Furthermore, the latest clip has introduced the show’s American contestants, whom we eagerly anticipate hate-watching with fervour.

Billed as “the biggest reality competition series ever,” the upcoming 10-episode TV seriespremiering on November 22 – closely follows the format of the show it’s based on. This high-stakes contest features 456 contestants from around the world, pitted against each other in challenges inspired by the original games, as well as some designed exclusively for this competition.

The ultimate victor will walk away with a staggering USD$4.56 million or roughly AUD$7 million prize; however, unlike the original, eliminated contestants won’t face a grim fate and will simply be sent home.

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As per the show’s official logline: “Though the reality version of Squid Game isn’t a matter of life or death, there’s still a lot on the line… Through a series of games, each player will be pushed to their limits and forced to ask themselves just how far they’ll go to win, with opportunistic alliances, cutthroat strategies, and timely betrayals to follow.”

The official trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge kicks off with quick glimpses of the familiar set pieces from the original series, setting the stage for what’s to come. As the clip unfolds, we are introduced to the contestants, who bring their slightly annoying American sensibilities into the intense competition.

The spotlight then shifts to the iconic character of Young-Hee, the eerie doll etched in our memories from the unforgettable “Red Light, Green Light” game. Then throughout the trailer, viewers are shown a highlight reel of the challenges and tests that await the contestants on their brutal journey. All of this, in pursuit of the jaw-dropping prize money.

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The series is a collaborative effort between Studio Lambert and The Garden, with Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt, and Toni Ireland representing Studio Lambert, while John Hay, Nicola Hill, and Nicola Brown are the executive producers from The Garden.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of unscripted and documentary series, said, “Squid Game took the world by storm with (director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s) captivating story and iconic imagery. We’re grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment. Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest-ever cash prize at the end.”

Squid Game: The Challenge releases on Netflix Australia on November 22.

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