Here is a wrap-up of all the news you need to know from Monday, October 23, 2023.
Netflix has unveiled the official trailer for Squid Game: The Challenge.
No, it’s not Squid Game Season 2. Instead, this is a full-blown competition series, premiering November 22, 2023.
Fifty six real players will enter the competition show in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million.
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.
The series was picked up following the success of Squid Game Season 1, which launched on Netflix in 2021.
It quickly solidified itself as the biggest hit to grace the streaming service. Ever.
With Squid Game Season 2 in the works, the game show aims to check if the format can work as an unscripted series.
Check out the promo below.
Meanwhile, Prime Video has unveiled the official trailer for 007: Road to a Million.
007: Road to a Million, from the producers behind the James Bond film franchise, follows nine pairs of everyday people as they are unleashed on an epic global adventure through a series of Bond-inspired challenges for a shot at each winning a life-changing £1,000,000 prize.
“The Controller” is the on-screen mastermind behind the game, who dictates where the pairs go, what they must do, and sets their questions.
He monitors each pair’s quest, delighting in the unfolding drama of his intricately devised and often relentless challenges.
The Controller has hidden ten questions around the world for each pair of contestants, who have a chance of winning £1,000,000.
To reach these questions, the pairs face Bond-inspired challenges, which push their physical strength and mental reserves to the limit.
Each question is worth an increasing amount of money, and if answered correctly, they bank the cash and continue to the next question. If they get it wrong, their journey is over.
The series premieres November 10, 2023, and the trailer is below.
Over on Hallmark, the cabler has announced some TV Ratings for When Calls the Heart Season 10.
The cabler says that WCTH Season 10 delivered the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program every Sunday among Women 18+.
What’s more, When Calls the Heart Season 10 Episode 12 — the season finale — was crowned the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program on Sunday AND of the week among key demos.
The episode featured many divisive moments for fans and left us pondering whether a long-running character had met their end.
When Calls the Heart Season 11 has been in the works for months, so there’s a good chance fans won’t have to wait that long for answers.
Until then, check out our When Calls the Heart reviews.
Elsewhere, Peacock has announced that House of Kardashian, a new three-part documentary, will premiere on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
“No other family defines our time or divides opinion like the Kardashians,” reads the official description.
“To some, they are admired as a dynasty of powerful women, inspiring girls across the planet.
“To others, they are untalented and morally bankrupt reality stars who are damaging women by selling their life [sic] as a superficial fairytale.
“With bold and entertaining storytelling, never seen before archive and exclusive interviews with those in their inner circle – including Caitlyn Jenner – House of Kardashian challenges the audience to think about the influence they have undoubtedly had on our lives,” the synopsis adds.
“Focusing on the three most powerful members of the Kardashian-Jenner family – Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – this three-part series confounds expectations and what we think we know about the Kardashians, to explore their rise, reach and the cost that comes with being some of the most famous women on the planet.
“The tightly controlled narratives behind the family’s relationships, scandals, controversial business deals and personal struggles are seen from a new perspective, revealing first-hand accounts from those close to the family and within it.
“And their story isn’t over – as the family’s influence and ambition continues to grow, the series also considers where their huge power will take them and the kind of legacy they will leave behind.”
Check out the TV Clip below.
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