Participants of the Netflix reality game show Squid Game: The Challenge are threatening to take the makers to court. Candidates claim they were injured while filming the game show, Deadline reports.
Two participants say they suffered hypothermia during the recording of the show. They would also have suffered nerve damage.
The recording of the program took place in the British town of Bedford. It would have been very cold there then. “The participants did not expect to suffer, but thought they would participate in something fun,” the law firm representing the candidates said in a press release.
The law firm has sent letters with the complaints to Studio Lambert. This company, together with Netflix, is responsible for the creation process of the game show.
A spokesperson for the game show said in a response that there has not yet been a lawsuit. “We have taken the well-being of the 456 participants very seriously.”
Squid Game: The Challenge was released on Netflix on Thursday. The candidates play for a top prize of $4.56 million. The program is based on the South Korean Netflix series Squid Game. That series is about a group of adults who compete against each other in various deadly children’s games to win a large amount of money. The series was a great success, a second season has already been announced.