Netflix’s newest reality game show Squid Game: The Challenge could be facing a lawsuit over alleged injuries to two contestants.
According to BBC, a group called Express Solicitors is representing two unnamed contestants who claim they “suffered injuries such as hypothermia and nerve damage.”
Squid Game: The Challenge is a reality game show based on the fictional Netflix original series. According to Deadline, 456 members of the public competed for a prize of $4.56 million. Games in the competition were based on the events in the show.
The two contestants in the lawsuit say they retained their injuries after having “to stay motionless for hours in cold temperatures while filming,” BBC reports.
A spokesperson for the show told BBC it takes “the welfare of our contestants extremely seriously.” They also said that no contestant has filed a lawsuit against the show.
Express Solicitors said it sent letters of claim to Studio Lambert, the company that co-produced the show. A letter of claim generally notifies a person or an organization that legal proceedings could be brought against them.
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