While the second season of the squid game arrives on Netflix, production has already begun recording the reality show based on the acclaimed South Korean series, which is named Squid Game: The Challenge and offers an attractive prize of four million dollars.
Although the project is quite ambitious and promising, it could be at risk of being broadcast, since the participants have accused the production of not having the necessary measures to carry out the challenges, putting their lives in real and constant danger.
According to the magazine Variety and the newspaper the sunthe recordings of reality began on January 23, at Bedford’s Cardington Studios in London, England, where temperatures dropped to minus 3°C.
As in the series, the first challenge that the 456 participants faced was Red Light, Green Light (Red light, green light), in which it is necessary to reach the finish line before the timer reaches zero and without being detected by a huge doll. Filming for the challenge began regularly, but the low temperatures wreaked havoc, causing several participants to require urgent medical assistance.
Even if hypothermia set in, people were willing to stay as long as possible because there was a lot of money at stake. Many did not want to move, so they stayed there for too long. Some people couldn’t move their feet because it was so cold. You could hear someone yell ‘Medic’, and the team would come in.
Some dragged themselves to the end. At least one was carried away on a stretcher. It was like a war zone. The doctors took people out, but we couldn’t say anything. If you talk, you’re out.
In response to the reports, a Netflix spokesperson stated that all participants were advised of the weather conditions. In addition, all pertinent measures were taken to prevent both participants and members of the staff they will be injured.
We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and we invest in all appropriate safety procedures. While it was freezing on set, and the contestants were prepared for it, any claim of serious injury is false.