#Showbiz: Netflix recreates Squid Game without fatal consequences

KUALA LUMPUR: Netflix has finally released a full-length trailer of the new reality series Squid Game: The Challenge and it appears to be a faithful recreation of the hit South Korean drama, minus the deaths.

Scheduled to air on Netflix on Nov 22, Squid Game: The Challenge follows 456 contestants as they compete in a series of games to win US$4.56 million (RM21.14 million).

Soompi reported yesterday that unlike the original show, the contestants will not be killed if they fail their challenge. In a snippet of the iconic Red Light, Green Light game, black ink gets released under the contestants' shirts should they get caught moving.

One aspect of the original Squid Game that appears to be retained, however, is betrayal amongst contestants.

In a scene from the trailer, contestants are asked to pick two players to eliminate. A contestant is heard saying: "I'm gonna be your best friend but I will absolutely double-cross you."

Filmed in the UK, Squid Game: The Challenge will comprise of 10 episodes with contestants getting eliminated in every game.

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