Squid Game Reality Show Trailer is Here. Can we talk about how good it looks?
Squid Game premiered on Netflix in September of 2021 and almost immediately became a worldwide phenomenon. The show about a fictional game to the death for monster amounts of money captivated audiences and made us feel things. Nervousness, sadness, jubilation – it ran the gamut. And now, more than 2 years later, Squid Games is about to actually be played on Netflix.
The trailer just dropped for Squid Game: The Challenge and yooooooooo, I’m a little excited!
The reality show based on the original features 456 contestants vying for a large grand prize. To win, they have to play a series of games that will push them “to their limits,” according to Netflix. One game we know will for sure be a part of the new reality show is the wildly popular Red Light, Green Light as seen in the trailer below, though we’re not sure what happens when the large doll spots the contestants moving in this version. (I’m guessing they’re not zapped to death by robotic eyeball lasers.)
Netflix is banking on a huge hit with this show, literally. The player who beats out the competition will take home $4.56 million, the streaming service’s largest reality TV cash prize yet. It premieres on the streamer on November 22nd.
Personally, I love the resemblance to the original show – while making no bones about the fact that these are actual contestants vying for a huge cash prize, just as in the fictional series. I love that you can even hear the excitement of some of the superfan contestants as they recognize the games and realize they’re about to play Squid Game, for real. The trailer feels different than any reality show I’ve seen before because of the fiction becoming reality. It feels exciting and I hope the show lives up to the lofty hype which has followed this reality show since the idea of it leaked to the public.
But, judge for yourself: