While you are producing Squid game: the challengethe reality competition series spin-off of the narrative dystopian hit squid game, Netflix has been forced to respond to reports of participants suffering from the freezing cold while filming in the UK, TUSEN reports.
On Tuesday, The sun reported that some of the 456 participants in the first game filmed for the reality series, “Red Light, Green Light”, had to be carried off the playing field. Others, according to an anonymous player, were “left in tears” due to filming in 27-degree weather.
“It was like a war zone,” said one player The sun. “Even if hypothermia did set in, people were willing to stay as long as possible because there was a lot of money at stake,” said another. “Too many were determined not to move, so they stood there for far too long.”
“While it was very cold on set – and the contestants were prepared for it – any allegations of serious injury are untrue,” Netflix said in a statement on Wednesday. “We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew and have invested in all appropriate safety procedures.”
In the original Squid gamecharacters participating in “Red Light, Green Light” are instantly killed by a gun when spotted by the game’s judge: a giant, creepy robot girl.
With nearly 500 entrants competing for a $4.56 million grand prize, Netflix has touted Squid game: the challenge as the “biggest reality competition ever.”