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The real-life adaptation of Hwang Dong-hyuk’s hit show, Squid Game, is arriving on Netflix on November 22nd. In advance, the streaming platform has shared the official trailer for the show, which offers new glimpses of contestants competing for “the biggest cash prize in reality show history.” Watch the clip below.
The clip begins by introducing the excited contestants on the show before giving a preview into some actual footage of gameplay, including the now-iconic Red Light, Green Light game from the original series. Ratcheting up the tension, there’s a voiceover about the “strategy” needed to win.
“I’m gonna be your best friend, but I will absolutely double-cross you,” one contestant says. Another player adds, “You can’t trust anybody in here.” Indeed, the $4,560,000 prize, which is more money than any other reality show has ever given away, is plenty of motivation for strictly temporary alliances.
Squid Game: The Challenge was first announced by Netflix in 2022. Spanning 10 episodes, the series features 456 contestants, and is a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E). Filming occurred in the UK, and some outlets, like Rolling Stone, have reported that numerous contestants described the filming process as “inhumane” and “rigged,” which Netflix, Studio Lambert, and The Garden have all denied.
As for the original Squid Game, the show has been picked up for a second season. A number of regulars from the first season are set to return, including Seong Gi-hun (Emmy winner Lee Jung-jae), the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun), undercover cop Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon), and the unnamed mystery man (Gong Yoo). Read more about what you can expect from Squid Game Season 2 here.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include the full-length trailer.