According to The Guardian, participants in “Squid Game: The Challenge” are exploring legal action against Netflix and the creators, citing hypothermia and nerve damage during the filming process.
According to Deadline, a UK-based law company dealing in personal injury litigation is representing two unnamed individuals who claim to have suffered hypothermia and nerve damage while filming in cold temperatures in the United Kingdom.
Lawyers have written to Studio Lambert and The Garden, co-producers of Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge,” a British game show in which 456 competitors fight for a $4.56 million cash prize, the highest single prize in gameshow ever.
Filming for The Game Took Place in A British Cold Snap at Cardington Studio
Filming for the game took place in a British cold snap at Cardington Studio, a former Royal Air Force installation located in Bedfordshire. According to The Guardian, Netflix previously stated that three of the 456 competitors got medical attention while filming but that “claims of serious injury are untrue” after a contestant claimed individuals were stretchered out.
“We recognise people may see this as a classic David and Goliath battle with the company and its production partners,” Express Solicitors CEO Daniel Slade said.
“Contestants thought they were taking part in something fun, and those injured did not expect to suffer as they did. Now they have been left with injuries after spending time being stuck in painful stress positions in cold temperatures.”