“Squid Game: The Challenge” crowns the winner with a cash prize of $4.56 million

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Netflix Award Winner “Squid Game: Challenge“He was named.

May Whelan, No. 287, claimed the $4.56 million jackpot during Wednesday’s season finale after playing a high-stakes game of “rock-paper-scissors.” The 55-year-old Virginia native played against the runner-up Phil CainDiving instructor from Hawaii.

Netflix also announced on Wednesday that The Challenge will return for a second season. The first season debuted in November.

“The Challenge” is a reality show competition based on the 2021 South Korean hit series “Squid Game” Which will also return for season two.

According to an official synopsis, “The Challenge” follows 456 contestants who “enter the competition show in search of a life-changing reward worth US$4.56 million.”

“As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show — plus surprising new additions — their strategies, alliances, and personalities will be tested as they take down competitors around them,” the message read.

The original drama series also featured a game with 456 contestants and a grand prize based on that number – but the stakes were of course much higher and had fatal outcomes.

While “The Challenge” is not a matter of life and death, as graphically depicted in the series of the same name, the reality show Elaborate combinations The toys looked almost identical to the ones featured in “Squid Game.”

The later series also included a number of new ‘tests’ which resulted in either the elimination of one or several contestants, a food-related treat or an advantage in the next game.

2021 series “Squid Game” It follows a group of cash-strapped contestants who compete in a series of deadly childhood games for a huge cash prize. The award-winning series became Netflix’s biggest series launch ever and earned six Primetime Emmys in its debut season.

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Casting is now open for Season 2 of ‘The Challenge’ on SquidGameCasting.com.

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