Netflix Premieres ‘The Problem’

Netflix has confirmed that Squid Recreation: The Problem will premiere on the streaming service this 12 months

Squid Recreation: The Problem is a actuality TV present primarily based on the favored Okay-drama Squid Recreation, and can characteristic contestants competing for a money prize of $4.56million (£3.65million) in a collection of video games impressed by the present – with out the violent stakes.

This week, throughout Netflix’s first upfronts occasion in New York, the streaming service revealed that the upcoming actuality TV competitors will premiere this November.

Netflix gave the Squid Recreation: The Problem spin-off the greenlight again in June 2022. “The stakes are excessive, however on this recreation, the worst destiny goes dwelling empty-handed,” the streaming service stated in an announcement on the time.

“Squid Recreation took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s charming story and iconic imagery. We’re grateful for his help as we flip the fictional world into actuality on this huge competitors and social experiment,” added Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Collection.

Squid Recreation creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had beforehand addressed considerations round Squid Recreation: The Problem and the way it goes in opposition to the message of the collection – which, Hwang had described as a “fable about fashionable capitalist society”.

“I do know that there are some considerations of taking that message and creating it right into a actuality present with a money prize,” Dong-hyuk stated. “I might say that reproductions of such efforts are going to convey new which means to the [entertainment] business, and I hope that that is going to be an excellent new route for the business general.”

In the meantime, in January, Netflix denied that the video games on Squid Recreation: The Problem are harmful, following experiences that no less than one contestant needed to be stretchered off set.