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Squid Game: The Challenge Renewed for Second Season

Netflix has given the green light to a second season of reality competition series Squid Game: The Challenge. The first season finale streams on December 6 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT (December 7, 2am GMT), when the winner will receive a $4.56 million reward.

Squid Game: The Challenge has ranked at #1 on Netflix’s Top 10 English TV list for the weeks of November 20 and 27, both weeks it was eligible. It also hit the Top 10 in 93 countries.

Squid Game: The Challenge Renewed for Second Season

“There was no red light in our decision to greenlight season two of Squid Game: The Challenge, the most ambitious unscripted show we’ve premiered at Netflix,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Nonfiction Series.

“We’re so excited to continue the franchise of Squid Game with our team in Korea, and producers at Studio Lambert and The Garden for this epic competition series.”

Recruitment for season two is open now at

In Squid Game: The Challenge, 456 real players enter the competition in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.

The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E), part of ITV Studios.

The show’s executive producers include Nicola Brown (The Garden), Tim Harcourt (Studio Lambert), John Hay (The Garden), Toni Ireland (Studio Lambert), Anna Kidd, Stephen Lambert (Studio Lambert), Louise Peet, Nia Yemoh (Studio Lambert) and Stephen Yemoh (Studio Lambert).

Scripted drama Squid Game holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time, with over 1.65 billion view hours in the first 28 days after its September 2021 premiere. It was renewed for season 2 as Netflix and director Hwang confirmed they will once again team up for a whole new round of the scripted show.

Netflix is further expanding the world of the show with Squid Game: The Trials, a live fan experience, starting December 6 in Los Angeles.

Guests will be transported into the iconic Squid Game universe by participating in six fun, immersive and competitive engagements, as seen in and inspired by the original series. There will also be a Night Market with themed food and beverages.

Netflix is also producing a video game in the Squid Game universe where players will be able to compete with friends in games they’ll recognize from the series.

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