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In Reality Show ‘Squid Game,’ Contestants Compete for $4.56 Million

“Squid Game”

“Squid Game”

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Netflix Inc. is bringing its record-breaking “Squid Game” show to life with a new reality competition series called “Squid Game: The Challenge.” 

The streaming giant is hoping to build on the popularity of its biggest show launch ever. The new 10-episode series will feature 456 real-world contestants pursuing the largest lump-sum prize in reality show history, $4.56 million. The program will mimic the scripted series, in which a group of people with debts to pay compete in versions of childhood games to win money as super-rich VIPs watch.