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Squid Game: The Challenge

Squid Game: The Challenge

  • Premiered: 
    November 22, 2023
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Squid Game 
  • Subject Matter: Participation
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on the hit TV series SQUID GAME, 456 real players put their skills -- and character -- to the ultimate test for a life-changing $4.56 million prize. 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. SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE debuted with five episodes on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. One week later on November 29, four more episodes drop, and the season finale premieres the following week on December 6. Episodes include:

"Red Light, Green Light" (Wednesday, November 22, 2023): Hundreds of hopefuls in tracksuits set out to cross the finish line during the opening game of "Red Light, Green Light." A cookie challenge causes chaos.

"The Man With The Umbrella" (Wednesday, November 22, 2023): Cracks in the competition begin to show during "Dalgona," a game that shapes up to be a daunting endeavor amid sweet victories and painful extractions.

"War" (Wednesday, November 22, 2023): After a player desperately tries to coax another to pick up a phone, the rest prepare for the next challenge and form teams based on brawn and bonds.

"Nowhere To Hide" (Wednesday, November 22, 2023): Dorm elimination tests rattle the remaining players, who rush to find solutions -- and avoid becoming targets. A chores session puts two allies on edge.

"Trick or Treat" (Wednesday, November 22, 2023): A tempting treat motivates the group to chip in with a chore. But a pleasant picnic in the dorm takes a devastating turn when the next game is revealed.

"Goodbye" (Wednesday, November 29, 2023): With marbles in hand, players are forced to face off against friends and bid tearful farewells. As the money piles up, another elimination test looms.

"Friend and Foe" (Wednesday, November 29, 2023): After drawing numbers to determine the order in which they will cross the glass bridge, the players consider their options before taking a leap of faith.

"One Step Closer" (Wednesday, November 29, 2023): As the clock ticks, the players move quickly to get to the other side of the bridge. Back in the dormitory, evading elimination becomes a dicey mission.

"Circle of Trust" (Wednesday, November 29, 2023): A nomination from the previous game puts players at odds. Emotions run high in a guessing game centered on trust. Who will make it to the final round?

Season Finale (Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 9pm ET/6pm PT): The game that started with 456 players competing for their chance at winning 4.56 Million Dollars is now down to the final three contestants: Sam (Player 016), Mai (Player 287), and Phill (Player 451). Who will take home the grand prize?

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Studio Lambert
  • Produced by The Garden Productions