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Netflix is looking for participants for new ‘Squid Game’ reality competition show — here’s how to apply

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  • Netflix has announced an open casting call for “Squid Game: The Challenge,” a new reality show based on the massively popular Korean drama.
  • The 10-episode reality show will feature 456 players competing in a series of non-deadly games for $4.56 million, the largest cash prize in reality TV history.
  • English-language speakers from around the world are invited to sign up via for a chance to compete.

Netflix is seeking 456 individuals to compete in a new reality show based on the massively popular Korean drama “Squid Game.”

On Tuesday, the streaming giant announced an open casting call for “Squid Game: The Challenge,” claiming it to be “the biggest reality competition series ever.”

Henry Golding says diversity shouldn’t impact who is cast as next James Bond

Henry Golding talks James Bond casting

“Snake Eyes” and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding recently shared his opinion on factoring in diversity during the search for the next James Bond.

The 007 mantle: After Daniel Craig bid farewell to the role of James Bond in “No Time to Die,” Golding shared that diversity should not influence the casting of the next Agent 007 in an interview with Radio Times

‘No Monolid’: Asian Actors Slam Racist Casting Call for Chinese or Korean Kids, Mom

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Asian celebrities are criticizing a casting call for a Chinese or Korean mother with a child or children who both/all must fit a set of criteria leaning on Western beauty standards.

The casting notice, which came from the New York City-based Paladino Casting, explicitly seeks talents who have “clean, white and pinky” skin with “no dots or circles,” as well as eyes that “although almond-shaped,” must not be “too down-turned” and not monolid.

Rey in ‘Star Wars’ Was Almost Asian

Jessica Henwick, who starred in Netflix’s “Iron Fist,” went through a grueling six months of auditioning and almost played Rey in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy.

The 27-year-old “Game of Thrones” alum told reporters that she spent six months auditioning for the role of Rey in “Star Wars” which eventually went to actress Daisy Ridley.

Deadline Tweets ‘Misleading’ News Painting Ronny Chieng and Susan Wokoma as a Couple

Casting announcement for a new CBS show left people confused and eventually disappointed after learning that it will not center on an interracial romance as they had expected.

On Friday, Deadline posted a tweet announcing that Chinese Malaysian actor Ronny Chieng and British Nigerian actress Susan Wokoma were cast in “Super Simple Love Story,” an upcoming romantic comedy pilot from CBS.