Players of Netflix’s real-life Squid Game ‘shout for a doctor and get stretched after the temperatures drop’ while filming in Bedford for a contest with the biggest cash prize in TV history
- Temperatures dropped to -3C at Cardington TV Studios in Bedford
- Players ‘felt like they had frostbite’ as they battle for the £3.7m prize
- The reality series will consist of ten episodes, with 456 players in total
Netflix’s Squid Game contestants were reportedly left screaming “doctor” before being stretched out in freezing temperatures during filming.
According to The sun.
The streaming platform has secretly filmed a reality version of the deadly fictional competition, with participants battling it out for a £3.7million prize.
Out in the cold: Netflix’s real-life Squid Game contestants were reportedly left screaming ‘doctor’ before being stretched out in freezing temperatures while filming the show
One player told the publication: “Even if the hypothermia happened, people were ready to stay as long as possible because there was a lot of money at stake.” Too many of them were determined not to move, so they stayed there way too long.
“There were people who came in thinking they were going to be millionaires but they left in tears.”
They added: “It was like a war zone. People were being transported by doctors but we couldn’t say anything. If you talk, you’re out. Some people couldn’t move their feet because it was too cold.
Problems: Players reportedly felt like they had frostbite as temperatures at the UK filming location dropped to -3C, according to The Sun
“You could hear someone shouting ‘doctor’ and the crew was rushing. We ended up standing for 30 minutes between takes. Some were crawling at the end. At least one was carried out on a stretcher.
A total of 456 players, the same as in the hit series, were invited to participate, and some reportedly started feeling bad during the first game, Red Light, Green Light.
MailOnline has contacted Netflix for a comment.
Action: The streaming platform has secretly filmed a reality version of the deadly fictional competition, with hopefuls battling it out for a whopping £3.7million prize (Cardington Studios in Bedford pictured)
Contestants had traveled from as far as the United States and Australia to take part in the show, which was filmed at Cardington Studios, a former RAF base near Bedford.
Hundreds were eliminated in the first round and then remained in bunk beds in the studios, just like in the Korean series,
In the original drama series, hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to participate in children’s games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly.
Netflix’s Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series, Brandon Riegg, previously said of the upcoming program, “Squid Game has taken the world by storm with [director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s] gripping story and iconic images.
“We are grateful for his support as we transform the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment.
“Fans of the drama series will experience a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the greatest competition series of all time, full of tension and twists and turns, with the biggest prize money to be won. the end.”
The reality series will consist of 10 episodes, which is one more than the original drama series.
Squid Game became Netflix’s most-watched new series of 2021, drawing 142 million people in its first month, nearly double the previous record held by Bridgerton.
The Korean drama is also hailed with the addition of 4.4 million new subscribers, boosting global Netflix subscriptions to 213.5 million from 209 million.
This took the company’s profit to £1.1bn, nearly double the amount it took in in the third quarter of 2020.
Screen Magic: The reality series will consist of 10 episodes, one more than the original drama series