Netflix fans slam 'gross' Squid Game spin-off as real life contestants take on twisted games for huge jackpot | The Sun

NETFLIX users have hit out at the new spin off of Squid Game, which sees real contestants taking on twisted challenges to win a huge jackpot.

The original Korean show was a thriller about people in poverty being kidnapped and forced to play games with deathly consequences in exchange for a big cash prize.

At different checkpoints players were given the opportunity to leave, but once they realised how much of a difference the money could make to their lives, many started to compete out of choice.

A first look trailer at the spin off, called Squid Game: The Challenge, revealed a whopping cash prize of £3.7 million ($4.5 million).

Real life contestants dressed in the same green tracksuits characters wore in the fictional show could be seen competing in very similar challenges to the ones in Squid Game.

Some TV lovers have branded the new reality show 'gross', saying that the creators completely missed the point of the original series.

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One outraged person wrote: "The Squid Game is an actual Netflix GAME SHOW, now.

"456 contestants will compete for $4+ MIL dollars. At this rate, The Hunger Games is gonna debut in 2026.

"It ain't hard to see how humanity is gonna play our own denouement for clicks, profits, & shits & giggles."

Another added: "Netflix making a real squid game is sooooo gross."

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Someone else agreed: "This is unethical media production at its finest."

One person hit out: "I'm just agog that they looked at a story that is meant to be a cautionary tale and said "let's do it for real (minus actual murder)."

A fifth took to social media complaining: "Really?? Who wants to watch Squid Game as a reality show game?? We want a real Squid Game Season 2."

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