At least one participant collapsed during the filming of Netflix’s reality game show “Squid Game.”
The Sun, a British media outlet, reported on January 24th (local time) that at least one participant complained of frostbite symptoms and was taken away while secretly filming a game show, the real-life version of “Squid Game.”
According to reports, in the first game, participants had to endure temperatures of minus 3 degrees Celsius and were not allowed to move in order to win the game. “You could hear someone yell ‘medic’ and the crew would rush on. We ended up standing there for 30 minutes between takes. Some were crawling by the end. At least one was carried out on a stretcher,” one participant said.
Other participants described the chaotic situation at the time, such as “It was like a battlefield,” “Participants cried because they thought they could become millionaires,” and “Some people couldn’t even move their feet because it was too cold.“
In the real-life version of “Squid Game,” which is filmed in the UK, 456 applicants were recruited to compete for prize money of $4.56 million. Some of the participants flew from the United States and Australia to participate. Participants stayed at the London Hotel and moved to the set on January 23rd.
Hundreds of people were eliminated from the first game and survivors reportedly live in bunk beds. The filming for the real-life version of “Squid Game” is known to continue until next month.
Netflix said, “All participants were informed that the game would take place in a cold environment and participated in the game knowing this. We took all measures to ensure safety.“
The Korean-produced Netflix series “Squid Game” became a worldwide syndrome following its release in 2021. “Squid Game” ranked first in the Netflix non-English TV series category with cumulative viewing hours of about 1.65 billion in the 28 days after its release.
In September, Hwang Dong Hyuk, director of “Squid Game,” won Best Director and actor Lee Jung Jae won Best Actor at the Emmy Awards, the most prestigious award in the U.S. TV industry.
Source: The Sun.