Streaming large Netflix introduced on Tuesday that it is launching a real-life ‘Squid Sport‘ actuality TV sequence — and it is searching for opponents.
The 456-player competitors will embody challenges “impressed by the unique present” and “shocking new additions,” Netflix mentioned in a assertion, with the winner set to obtain a $4.56 million prize.
“Followers of the drama sequence are in for an interesting and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the largest competitors sequence ever, stuffed with stress and twists, with the largest ever money prize on the finish,” mentioned Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice chairman of unscripted and documentary sequence, within the assertion.
The sequence can be 10 episodes lengthy and filmed within the UK.
“How far will you go?” a web site for candidates asks.
The purposes web page says gamers can be “be immersed within the iconic Squid Sport universe and can by no means know what’s coming subsequent. Right here they will compete in a sequence of heart-stopping video games to be able to turn out to be the only survivor and stroll away with a life-changing money prize.”
It provides in a disclaimer, nonetheless: “Please observe: Win or lose, all gamers will go away unscathed. However in the event you win, you win massive!”
The present is searching for English audio system from any a part of the globe to compete.
Candidates should be 21 years outdated after they apply, personal a sound passport, and be obtainable for an “anticipated” four-week filming in early 2023.
As a part of the applying course of, hopeful contributors must ship Netflix a one-minute video explaining who they’re, why they wish to be on the present, what their technique can be in the course of the video games — and what they might do with the large prize.
Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Enterprise Insider’s guardian firm, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.