'Squid Game: The Challenge' Trailer: Watch Real-Life Competitors Take on the Show's Iconic Challenges

The reality competition based on the Emmy-winning drama premieres globally Nov. 22 on Netflix.

Real-life players are stepping into the Squid Game in a new reality competition show!

On Monday, Netflix debuted the trailer for its upcoming series, Squid Game: The Challenge. The show is based on the popular Korean-language and Emmy-winning thriller and will see real people vying for a cash prize in what the streaming platform is claiming to be "the biggest reality competition series ever." 

The trailer shows the massive cast of 456 competitors enter a challenge space designed to look just like the show, with its towering bunk beds, twisted, colorful staircase, and ominous masked guards. it also gives a sneak peek at the contestants competing in some of the same challenges faced by the Squid Game characters, including the dalgona challenge, the glass bridge and the harrowing game of freeze tag.

Watch the full trailer below:

The reality version of Squid Game, premieres ahead of the postponed, highly-anticipated second season in executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk's series about ordinary people forced to enter a secret competition, where they could either win a massive cash prize or lose their life. 

At the center of it is a divorced father and gambler, Seong Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jae, who won an Emmy for season 1), who unexpectedly outwits and outlasts his fellow competitors until he makes it to the end and discovers there is far more to the games than he originally thought. Season 1 also starred Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo, Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho, Jung Ho-yeon as Kang Sae-byeok, O Yeong-su as Oh Il-nam, Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su, Anupam Tripathi as Ali Abdul and Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo.

When season 2 was first announced, it was revealed that in addition to Gi-hun coming back, the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) will be back while audiences will be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.  

Squid Game: The Challenge premieres globally Nov. 22 on Netflix.


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