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Squid Game fans in uproar as plans for spin-off show revealed

The horror series is being made into a reality show

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Nicky Morris
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Netflix has announced its plans to make a reality show inspired by the smash-hit horror series, Squid Game - and fans of the drama have taken to Twitter to complain. 

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The South Korean dystopian series, which holds the record as Netflix's most popular series of all time, sees 456 contestants take part in a deadly series of children's games for a chance to win a huge sum of money. 

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However, in the new ten-episode reality series, the cost of losing will not be death and instead the participants will be sent home empty-handed, losing out on a $4.56m (£3.8m) prize. 

Viewers of the horror drama soon took to Twitter following the streaming service's announcement, with many complaining that the reality show contradicts the moral message of the series. 

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One person tweeted: "The show was a satire of what our economics does to society. Making it in to a 'real game show' misses the point so hard that I feel little else other than disgust about it," while another added: "Netflix announces new show, 'Endless Suffering Machine', based on award-winning book 'Don't Create The Endless Suffering Machine'".

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Netflix is making a new reality show inspired by Squid Game

A third viewer wrote: "Isn't Squid Games meant to be a moral tale of the lengths people will go to become wealthy despite the cost to them and how the rich lack morality? So Netflix thought it was a good idea to make it a reality," while another simply questioned: "Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of the show??"

Netflix is recruiting participants for the new reality series, Squid Game: The Challenge, which will see 456 real players compete in a series of games inspired by the original show. 

The reality programme will offer the largest cast and lump cash prize in reality TV history. 

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Fans complained about the new reality show

Netflix's VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series, Brandon Riegg said: "Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest ever cash prize at the end."

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