Saturday, September 23, 2023

A Teaser Trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge

The last we heard about the upcoming TV game show Squid Game: The Challenge was in January. Now the upcoming Netflix series has a teaser trailer and a premiere date. The teaser is less than a minute long, but we can see that they've gone to great lengths to recreate the visuals from the original fiction series Squid Game from 2021. This time, it's all about the games, with no life-and-death risks or moral decisions to make along the way. In Squid Game: The Challenge, 456 people will compete for a grand prize of $4.56 million.

The original series was a dystopian horror about the lengths desperate people will go to win riches at the expense of their fellow man (or woman). The entire idea of making it into a game show with lower risks only shows how well we manage to miss the point. Still, the games themselves made viewers consider their own strategy to win. In the original, there were 455 losers and one winner. The reality game show has not revealed whether the fates of their contestants will be the same, besides that detail of death. You can watch Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix beginning November 22. (via the A.V. Club)

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