Upcoming contestants Squid Game reality show even the participants of the hit satirical Netflix series are said to be facing such difficulties. Reports from England for shootings Squid Game: Challenge Sub-zero temperatures were recorded earlier this week, and contestants reportedly had to deal with freezing conditions while operating the gun-wielding red light, green light robot gloves.
Filming for the first episode of the competition took place on Monday at the decommissioned airbase turned Cardington Studios in Bedford, England, north of London. Of course, large aircraft hangers don’t offer much insulation, which became a problem as the UK suffered. to cool down this last week extended until this week. That dropped temperatures to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, down to -10 degrees in some parts of the country, according to forecasters. The first episode was reportedly shot in a temperature of around 26.6 degrees Fahrenheit or -3 degrees Celsius.
British tabloid The Sun initially reported that the contestants suffered injuries during filming from the cold, but Gizmodo was unable to independently confirm any of these reports. A Netflix spokesperson told Gizmodo via email that the production has “invested in all appropriate security procedures.” While the spokesperson said the set was “very cold”, the cast said they were fine and there were no serious injuries.
Gathered in the airport hangar were 456 contestants, including crew, from around the world, including the United States and Australia, hoping to win $4.56 million. This is the biggest prize pot for any reality game show. The episode of the drama Red Light, Green Light featured a giant robot girl who acted as the referee of the game. He counted “red light, green light, 1, 2, 3” before turning his head and seeing any approaching participants move. Anyone caught in the act was immediately shot down by hidden gun turrets.
Of course, being forced to stand in the cold for several minutes must have been incredibly uncomfortable to say the least, especially for competitors from warmer climates.
The series is slated to air for 10 episodes and include games based on the South Korean show, which has won multiple major awards since its debut in 2021. Unlike the show, the contestants who lose in the competition Challenge don’t get shot, they just say go away. Variety reported that only 228 contestants passed the first test.
Squid Game was created and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk said before he hopes that the adaptation of his work into a game show will “continue my vision and intention for the show as much as possible.” Torturing the contestants in extreme temperatures is not what he meant by “vision and intent,” but Squid Game Much can be said about the dire effects of poverty and the lengths to which desperate people will go to achieve a sense of prosperity. You just have to watch episode 2 titled hellwhere (spoilers) playing a deadly game seems preferable to another day of real life where the main characters return home only to find their situation.
In fact, the series of children’s games is more “fair” than real life, although all their pain is caused by the extremely rich and the capitalist forces that sow the seeds of their poverty.
When I first heard it Squid Game my original take on the reality show was that whichever studio execs greenlighted the thing, they were planning to torture hundreds of people while they were vying for the multi-million dollar prize money. A Squid Game Season 2 is already in the worksso at least showrunners now have a new design element they can incorporate into their dramas.