The successful Korean reality series Physical 100 has been officially renewed for a second series.
Inspired, in part, by such battle royale shows as Netflix’s Squid Game, the reality show sees 100 high-profile bodybuilders and sportspeople go against each other in physically gruelling fitness challenges. The show took a while to catch popularity, but recently the reality show became the streaming service’s number one non-English show, gaining supporters from across the globe.
Speaking about the forthcoming series, creator and director, Jang Ho-gi, told Netflix that the show “will surpass its predecessor in every aspect”.
Continuing, he adds: “We are very grateful Physical: 100 received so much love from fans all across the globe, and we paid attention to all the comments and feedback…We decided to retain the essence of the show—finding the perfect physique—while introducing fresh elements. This is our way of expressing our gratitude to the fans of the show”.
The second series will expand the playing area of Physical 100, meaning bigger, better and more testing challenges.
“I’m honored to meet a lot of contestants whom I feel are overqualified. And I’m also collaborating with many experts to make sure we have even more electrifying and well-designed quests that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats,” the creator adds, “I give you my word that we will be back with an all-new season that’s got everything taken up a notch for our global fans”.
No release date has currently been set for the second season, so for now, enjoy the trailer for the first series below.