the reality game inspired by “Squid game” turns into a nightmare for the candidates

The candidates of the reality game organized by Netflix and inspired by the Korean series Squid Gamedenounce the conditions of the filming and plan to attack the platform in court.

Freezing cold, “inhuman” treatment… The shooting conditions of the reality show Squid Game: The Challengeinspired by the hit series, and organized by Netflix, are singled out by competitors.

According to Sun, candidates complain of having been mistreated during filming in recent days, and plan to file a complaint against the streaming platform. They thus ensure in the columns of the tabloid to have been “treated like animals”. Filming is taking place in Bedford, a former Royal Air Force base, 80 kilometers northwest of London.

“We were tortured for eight hours”, denounces another candidate. “I know that the show is supposed to be tough, but this was inhuman,” he adds, believing that the production had favored “good images” over the assistance provided to candidates in distress.

Pain and tears

Another evokes discomfort and tears among the candidates who “dropped like flies”.

The test inspired by 1,2,3 Sun (Red light green light in English), particularly tested the candidates, while the temperatures in the United Kingdom had fallen below zero.

“Even stricken with hypothermia, people were ready to stay as long as possible because a lot of money was at stake. Too many people were determined not to move and stayed there far too long”, testifies a candidate to the ‘Sun’.

“It was like a war zone, he adds. People were transported by doctors but we couldn’t say anything. If you speak, you are eliminated. Some people couldn’t move their feet because it was so cold. “.

The 456 participants compete for the sum of 3.7 million pounds (about 4.2 million euros).

“Proper security procedures”

“All the allegations of serious injuries are false”, responds the production, the studios Lambert and The Garden, as well as Netflix, which specifies in a press release relayed by Deadline that “the participants were prepared for this”.

“We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and have invested in all appropriate safety procedures,” the statement added.

The streaming platform announced last June the launch of a reality show inspired by Hwang Dong-hyeok’s series, titled Squid Game: The Challenge. Each participant in front, as in Squid Gamewin a series of games and be the last survivor.

“With the biggest cast in reality TV history, 456 real gamers will enter the game for a chance to win a life-changing $4.56 million cash prize,” then announced the official casting website.

“Whether they win or lose, all the players will come out unscathed”, was it also obviously specified.

A detail that is important, when we know the fate reserved for unlucky candidates in the series. All are indeed destined for death, except for the winner.

Dramatic success

Series Squid Game, which aired in October 2021, was a runaway hit on Netflix. The series has even gone beyond the small screen to reach social networks, and even playgrounds, where young children have engaged in sometimes dangerous games in an attempt to imitate scenes.

In this nine-episode series, 456 indebted gamblers agree to compete in children’s games with deadly stakes. Each is ready to risk his life to win a prize of 45.6 billion won (32 million euros).