You Can Try Out for Squid Game and Have a Chance to Win $4.56M

Netflix announced this week that it’s now recruiting for a new reality competition series, Squid Game: The Challenge, with what it says is the “largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history.”

Here’s how Netflix describes the show:

With both the largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history, 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them. The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed.

If it sounds like something you’re interested in, recruitment is open now at

Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang’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,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series. “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.”  

If you’re more into watching the mayhem as opposed to taking part in it, you’re in good company. Squid Game holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time, with over 1.65 billion view hours in the first 28 days after its September 2021 premiere. Squid Game has been officially renewed for season 2.