Contestants Are Lining Up To PAY To Compete In ‘Hunger Games’ Themed Reality TV Show In Siberia

The Siberian Times wowed the world, announcing the release of Game2: Winter. The reality TV show is set to model the popular Hunger Games series and so far, it looks to be doing a pretty good job.

The series’ dangerous terrain, life-threatening situations, and conniving mind games look just as terrifying if not MORE realistic than the feature films do. In fact, there’s already plans to produce a second season! Russian millionaire, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, is the supposed ‘brainchild’ of the horrific idea and explains ‘everything goes’ during filming.

The paying contestants (that’s right, paying) are actually required to sign a waiver acknowledging fault in any sort of fatal accident or injury.

Apparently, the 30 players believe the $1.6 million prize is worth more than their lives.


“Each contestant gives consent that they could be maimed, even killed. 2,000 cameras, 900 hectares and 30 lives. Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything,” the man said in a press release.

The TV show will take place in the Siberian wilderness … for an entire nine months. However, there is one slightly comforting aspect to the whole idea: police will will watching. Game2: Winter made it quite clear while contestants are ‘allowed’ to behave anyway they please, “the police will come and take you away” if they don’t approve. The question becomes, what exactly wouldn’t they approve?

Set to be broadcast worldwide, the TV series explains there won’t be an actual filming crew on location. Instead, thousands of cameras will be hidden within the country’s harsh landscapes. Each player will also wear a personal camera with a 7 hour battery life.

While no guns are allowed ‘on set,’ representatives explain survival necessities as well as knives will be provided. How comforting.

Check out a sneak peek at the show below!

Source: Mashable