- Contestants of Squid Game: The Challenge file lawsuit against the production company for alleged injuries during filming.
- Express Solicitors’ CEO expresses disappointment in the alleged negligence of contestants’ well-being.
- Netflix and co-producer Studio Lambert deny the lawsuit and emphasize the importance of contestant safety.
The game show Squid Game: The Challenge, based on the hit South Korean Netflix series, faces controversy as some contestants have decided to sue the production company for injuries reportedly sustained during filming. Squid Game, created and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has become Netflix’s number-one show, amassing 1.65 billion hours viewed in its first 28 days.
Two contestants, represented by a British personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, claim to have experienced hypothermia and nerve damage during the filming of ‘Red Light, Green Light’ at Cardington Studios in Bedford, U.K. Daniel Slade, CEO of Express Solicitors, expressed his disappointment in the alleged negligence of contestants’ well-being by the studios.
Despite these claims, a spokesperson on behalf of Netflix and co-producer Studio Lambert stated that no lawsuit has been filed, and they take the safety of contestants “extremely seriously.” To date, only three players have been confirmed to have received medical attention due to the games.
In the meantime, fans eagerly anticipate the second season of Squid Game, which is currently in production with Hwang Dong-hyuk returning as director, showrunner, and producer alongside Kim Ji-yeon. However, the show has also faced controversy due to Netflix’s reported refusal to pay streaming residuals to South Korean actors. Actors Lee Jung-jae and Lee Byung-hun are confirmed to return for season two, and while plot details remain under wraps, fans can still enjoy season one and Squid Game: The Challenge streaming on Netflix.