In June, we learned that Netflix executives would be starting a new project called Squid Game: The Challenge, that is, a reality show that has as its objective the organization of some games like the ones we have seen in the series, but in real life. The said project foresaw well 456 participants it’s a prize pool of $4.56 million. Currently filming Squid Game: The Challenge are in place, but it seems that there have been some pretty serious problems and even needed the intervention of a medical team.
Filming of Squid Game: The Challenge have started, but there seems to have been problems on the set
According to some rumors, the main reason would be an ongoing cold wave in Great Britain due to which many competitors have felt ill. During the first day of shooting, temperatures reached a minimum of zero degreesand the 456 contestants had to participate in the game Red Light Green Lightduring which they would have to remain motionless so as not to be eliminated by the doll when it would have turned its gaze towards the playing field. While players were given hand warmers and thermal underwear, it seems many were eliminated because they felt sick from the cold. Indeed, a source told a The Sun: “Some people couldn’t move their feet from the cold. ‘A doctor’ could often be heard yelling and the team rushed. We stood still for 30 minutes between takes. It was like a war zone. Even though the hypothermia had now set in, people wanted to stay as long as possible because there was too much money at stake. Many were determined not to move, so they stood still for a long time. People left in tears“
Cold weather knocked out many of the contestants during the first game of Squid Game: The Challenge
Netflix has admitted to offering medical assistance to contestants for “minor medical conditions,” but has also denied any allegations of serious injury. A spokesperson for the streaming platform in fact told Variety: “We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew and have invested in all appropriate safety procedures. Even though it was very cold on the set – and the participants were prepared for this – any claims of serious injuries are false”
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