As alluded to in the name of the program, Prank Encounters is a new prank show that brings together two complete strangers for a terrifying experiment. These unlucky participants are told that they have been given a new job, but instead, their one-day assignments quickly turn into a supernatural surprise. In short, each episode will find two people becoming the stars of their own full-blown horror movie.
Prank Encounters was met with criticism over the summer when the internet presumed that Netflix would be giving individuals false hope of a new job. The streaming service responded in a statement to UK newspaper Metro, saying, “The pranks in Prank Encounters are spooky, supernatural, and over the top, and everyone had a great time. All participants came in with the expectation this was a one-day, hourly gig and everyone got paid for their time.”
You’ll be able to watch season one of Prank Encounters, hosted by Gaten Matarazzo, beginning October 25.