“Squid Game: The Challenge”: Candidates are now threatening to sue

The first five episodes of the reality show “Squid Game: The Challenge” have been available on Netflix since November 22nd.

“Squid Game: The Challenge”: Candidates are now threatening to sue

The first five episodes of the reality show “Squid Game: The Challenge” have been available on Netflix since November 22nd. The format is based on the mega-success series “Squid Game”. After previous media reports about difficult conditions on the set of the reality TV competition, in which 456 players are fighting for prize money of 4.56 million US dollars, two candidates have made new allegations and are demanding compensation.

The British law firm “Express Solicitors”, which specializes in personal injury, was commissioned to do this. Contestants claim they suffered injuries - including hypothermia and nerve damage - while filming the new show due to poor standards. A statement said that letters had been written on behalf of the allegedly injured participants: "As we have been told, they have pushed the boundaries of safety in the name of entertainment. Production companies must ensure that health and safety standards are not met in their shows pose a danger to people."

As the industry magazine "The Hollywood Reporter" reports, "Express Solicitors" is currently representing two candidates, but is in contact with others. We are currently collecting further evidence and will also file a lawsuit if necessary.

There were already media reports about the shooting at the beginning of the year. When filming in Great Britain, the participants had to endure temperatures of around -3 degrees Celsius, as the tabloid "The Sun" reported in January, citing participants. It was an "icy nightmare" and at least one exhausted candidate had to be carried away on a stretcher, according to an eyewitness.

In February, “Rolling Stone” spoke of “inhumane conditions.” At least ten people are said to have collapsed during filming. During the “red light, green light” game known from the template, the candidates spent “up to nine hours in an ice-cold hangar.” Netflix itself confirmed that three participants needed medical care.

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