‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ on Netflix Is Getting a Season 2 (Here’s How to Apply)

Ready for round two?

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It’s game time: Squid Game: The Challenge has just been renewed for a second season.

Following the success of the South Korean drama Squid Game, which became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows ever after its debut, the streaming service has recently released a competition show inspired by the drama series. And that has been met with just as much success.

Ahead of the season finale premiere, Netflix shared the news on its official Instagram page. In the announcement video, numerous comments and reactions from viewers across social media flash across the screen. Then, the clip cuts to a claw machine lifting a blue stuffed bear wearing a pink vest that reads, “Squid Game: The Challenge Returning for Season 2.” 

In the caption, the streamer wrote, “Attention players. Are you ready for the next game? SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE is returning for a SEASON 2! Join the competition on” Time to fill out an application…

The competition show (which claimed the number one spot on Netflix’s top ten show list) follows 456 players competing in a series of games inspired by the original drama, such as Red Light Green Light, Battleship, the ​​Dalgona game, etc. The ultimate prize? To walk away with a $4.56M reward. 

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Squid Game: The Challenge has been a hit among viewers, but the Netflix show also received some backlash. Following the show’s release, contestants filed legal action against the streaming platform, stating they were forced to film under cold weather conditions.

Tim Harcourt, who serves as the executive producer for the show, previously told Deadline, “It was cold. People were warned about [the cold] and yes it made the game tougher but the games should be tough.”

Brandon Riegg (Netflix’s VP of Nonfiction Series) released an official statement to celebrate the season two renewal. “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,” he said, according to Deadline.

He continued, “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.”

Let the games begin…once again.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...