With the announcement of Netflix “Squid Game: The Challenge”, it apparently triggers huge issue behind the reality show. Check out the following details about the issue and where to sign up for “Squid Game: The Challenge” – IF you’re still interested.
Netflix Announces “Squid Game: The Challenge” Reality Show – A Beginning of the Squid Game Universe
The Squid Game Universe has finally begun! Just as previously mentioned by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Netflix planned on creating a whole new universe only for their blockbuster series, “Squid Game”.
On June 14 local time, Netflix officially announces the upcoming release of “Squid Game: The Challenge”. It is a reality show based on their blockbuster series, “Squid Game”, adapted into a more applicable survival game.
“The fascinating story and symbolic imagery of director Hwang Dong Hyuk’s ‘Squid Game’ wowed the entire world.
As a result, we will be transforming this fictional world into reality.”– Netflix Senior Vice President, Brandon Riegg.
What is The Game About?
According to the announcement, Netflix plans to create one of the biggest games worldwide. The reality show involves the biggest number of contestants, just like the original “Squid Game”, and the biggest prize money offered to the contestants.
“Squid Game: The Challenge” invites 456 contestants all around the world. They will all participate in 10-episode-long survival games, which consist of the original games in the series as well as some additional games from Netflix. At the end of the game, the winning participant with go home with a grand prize of 4.56 million USD.
Basically, this game is the real-life version of “Squid Game” series, WITHOUT anyone being shot to death.
The HUGE Issue Behind Squid Game Reality Show
While the reality show has indeed attracted the attention the public all around the world, “Squid Game: The Challenge” has also triggered a huge issue.
The creation of “Squid Game” was to raise the issue of capitalism. It is a series that depicts the tragic fate of the people who desperately try to escape debts and capitalism. Wrapping such a severe issue in a beautifully packaged series that is full of dramatic scenes is the central aspect why “Squid Game” managed to steal the hearts of viewers worldwide.
But now, Netflix decided to turn this perfectly packaged criticism into a reality show. According to fans, by bringing “Squid Game” into a reality show, Netflix denies all the messages the series wanted to covey in the first place. Instead, they are basically doing what the VIPs were doing in the series: happily watching the people fighting and striving desperately for the prize money.
why the fuck is squid game in real life rn— W0omylord (@Woomylord4) June 14, 2022
who the fuck at netflix was like, "hey, remember when we did that show, squid game, which was about people desperately trying to escape the crushing burden of capitalism? yeah, let's do that again but in real life."
…Wasn’t the whole point of the show the fact that the game only exists due to how screwed up capitalist society is in creating wealth inequalities and hardships for everyday people?— Chauncey K. Robinson (@MsChaunceyKR) June 14, 2022
So, I guess it’s overdue in our reality 🤷🏽♀️#SquidGameTheChallenge #SquidGame pic.twitter.com/zVDeYzKpPT
Squid Game: this is a show about how the lower class are so crippled that they will literally fight to the death for a Band-Aid to their issue, all for the pleasure of the very elite that put them in this situation to begin with— 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗯𝘆 @ pribde 🟨⬜️🟪⬛️ (@shelbswastaken) June 15, 2022
Rich people with no self-awareness: pic.twitter.com/pOkvN1QRYh
At the same time, some other fans believed that the original “Squid Game” series’ appeal lies in the fact that all those people are willing to join the deadly game. Therefore, since “Squid Game: The Challenge” has nothing to do with death at all, it will simply become your mediocre survival reality show.
Why are y’all so upset by this. The fictional Squid Game was wrong bc they literally MURDERED the losers. It dehumanized debtors and the poor for the entertainment of the elite. Netflix’s Squid Game is just a game show. Y’all gonna start crying about the Price is Right too?— Beebo (@BeeboDDR) June 15, 2022
The reason why everyone was into Squid Games because they all were dying if they lost the game. Netflix not gonna have people die IRL so what's the draw. We already been watching the Challenge for nearing two decades. What's the difference here? https://t.co/1hnZkd0JA6— The Light Skin Benita Butrell (@TrapThumbelina) June 14, 2022
“Squid Game: The Challenge” – How to Sign Up for The Participants Application
So, despite all the issue, do you still want to join the Squid Game reality show?
Anyone from anywhere, as long as they’re able to speak English well, can freely sign up for the participants application of “Squid Game: The Challenge”.
If you’re interested in joining the game, you can go to the “Squid Game: The Challenge” official website.
Choose the region of your origin (US/UK/Global), and fill out all the available forms:
You will also need to upload a 1-minute video, in which you will tell your stories and reasons to join the game, as well as what you would do if you win the game and take home the prize money later.
At last, you will need to take 3 kinds of most-recent photos: headshot, full-length, and any alternative photo with a clear shot. Then, you can upload the photos on the casting website.
Voila! Your registration is done, and you are officially listed as a possible participant for “Squid Game: The Challenge”. However, you will need to wait for future updates from the committee on whether they fully accept you as one of the participants.
When is The Release Date?
So, what do you think about the huge issue behind the “Squid Game: The Challenge”?
Unfortunately, since the game is still in casting process, it will take some time for the release date announcement. Therefore, if you want to keep yourself updated about Netflix “Squid Game: The Challenge”, please stay with Kpoppost and our social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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