What is Squid Game: The Challenge (TV) About?
Squid Game: The Challenge is a British reality competition television series, drawing its foundational concept from the critically acclaimed South Korean series 'Squid Game'. Unlike its fictional inspiration, which is set in a dystopian environment, Squid Game: The Challenge creates a non-scripted real-life competition without life-threatening consequences, consisting of ten episodes. It features a historical number of participants, 456 in total, vying to claim the single largest cash prize ever awarded in reality television history—a staggering $4.56 million. The series was released internationally on Netflix in a staggered fashion, with viewers able to watch the first group of episodes beginning on November 22, 2023, the next set on November 29, and the concluding finale on December 6, 2023. Brought to life by independent television production companies Studio Lambert and the Garden, with Studio Lambert spearheading the physical production in the UK, the show successfully captured audiences and became a widely discussed topic. Within the first 21 days of its release, Squid Game: The Challenge garnered over 224 million hours watched, demonstrating its popularity by topping Netflix’s Top 10 English-language shows list consecutively for two weeks upon its debut.
The first episode of Squid Game: The Challenge aired on November 22, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on December 06, 2023.