Netflix’s New Present ‘The Problem’ Set to Premiere

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

Squid Sport: The Problem is a actuality TV present based mostly on the favored Okay-drama Squid Sport, and can function 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 Sport: The Problem spin-off the greenlight again in June 2022. “The stakes are excessive, however on this sport, the worst destiny goes residence empty-handed,” the streaming service stated in a press release on the time.

“Squid Sport took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s fascinating 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 Sequence.

Squid Sport creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had beforehand addressed issues round Squid Sport: The Problem and the way it goes towards the message of the collection – which, Hwang had described as a “fable about trendy capitalist society”.

“I do know that there are some issues of taking that message and creating it right into a actuality present with a money prize,” Dong-hyuk stated. “I’d 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 awesome new route for the business total.”

In the meantime, in January, Netflix denied that the video games on Squid Sport: The Problem are harmful, following stories that at the least one contestant needed to be stretchered off set.