Netflix’s real-life Squid Game show is slightly safer than the original

The doll used in the Netflix series Squid Game during a game of Red Light, Green Light.
Fewer than five players are reported to have required medical attention while participating in a game of Red Light, Green Light. | Image: Netflix

A handful of contestants for Netflix’s in-development reality show Squid Game: The Challenge needed medical attention on Monday after enduring freezing temperatures on set. The series is currently being filmed across two studios in the UK, where temperatures reportedly reached a low of 30 Fahrenheit (negative 1 Celsius) on Monday while filming a game of Red Light, Green Light and resulted in at least one contestant being stretchered off.

A total of 456 global contestants have been cast for the reality spinoff to compete in various challenges inspired by the Netflix series in order to win a $4.56 million (£3.7 million) cash prize. The Red Light, Green Light game, as featured on the original Squid Game series, requires participants to…

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