Netflix is defending the conditions on the set of its new Squid Game: The Challenge reality series.
earlier this week, Sun Reported that some contestants required medical assistance during filming Red light, green light game in sub-zero conditions during the ongoing cold snap in the UK.
In the game – as previously seen in the 2021 Netflix drama – players are required to to head to a finish line, but remain still while a camera (hidden behind the eyes of a giant creepy robotic doll) is facing them.
A contestant who spoke to The Sun on Monday described “battlefield conditions” during the first day of production on the series.
Diversity It was later reported that “fewer than five players” had received medical assistance on set, including one Those who accidentally hit a wall and injure their shoulder. The rest were treated for “mild ailments,” according to the outlet.
The new reality game show features “456 real players” who will “enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing prize of $4.56 million,” according to a netflix press release,
“As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – as well as surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances and character will be put to the test while the contestants around them are eliminated,” the release reads.
A sportsperson told The Sun that the participants faced harsh conditions to secure the mega prize.
“Even if hypothermia kicked in people were keen to stay as long as possible because a lot of money was on the line. A lot of people were determined not to move, so they stayed for a long time Just stand there, ”said the competitor.
The player continued: “People were being treated by doctors but we could not say anything. If you talk, you will pass out. Some people could not move their legs because it was very cold.”
Netflix and series co-creators Studio Lambert and The Garden told the outlet, “While it was very cold on set — and the participants were prepared for it — any claims of serious injury are untrue.”
“We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and have invested in all appropriate safety procedures,” the statement read.
Netflix did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for more details.
Set in a dystopian society, the original Squid game series portrays a secret competition where 456 players, all of whom are cash-strapped, volunteer their skills to play a series of deadly child’s games for a chance to win a grand prize. put life at risk. The losers of each round are executed until only one champion remains.
The dark Korean drama made history by debuting last summer non-english series To be nominated for multiple Emmys. it was officially refurbished For a second season on Streaming Titan in June.
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