Netflix revealed a primary have a look at Squid Sport: The Problem, its upcoming actuality competitors collection based mostly on the primary season of the blockbuster Korean dystopian drama collection Squid Sport, which has been billed because the “largest competitors ever.”
In The Problem, 456 gamers from all over the world play a collection of video games impressed by Squid Sport for prize of $4.56 million.
As you possibly can see from the trailer under, the units and challenges look precisely like the unique present. But there are gameplay variations — at one level contestants are stunned by an announcement they’re going to vote out two folks, one thing that by no means occurred within the drama collection.
Whereas The Problem is the non-fatal model of the Squid Sport story format, the manufacturing nonetheless generated controversy, with contestants alleging to The Solar tabloid that they have been handled like animals” and “tortured” — significantly throughout the Pink Gentle-Inexperienced Gentle problem the place they mentioned they needed to stand immobile for hours in freezing climate.
“It was like a struggle zone,” contestants complained. “Some folks couldn’t transfer their ft as a result of it was so chilly. … Some have been crawling by the tip. No less than one was carried out on a stretcher.”
Netflix and producers denied any wrongdoing: “Whereas it was very chilly on set — and contributors have been ready for that — any claims of great damage are unfaithful.”
The present’s official description reads: “As they compete by a collection of video games impressed by the unique present — plus shocking new additions — their methods, alliances, and character will probably be put to the check whereas opponents are eradicated round them.”
The Problem has 10 episodes and is produced by Studio Lambert (whose U.Okay. collection Bare Attraction just lately garnered some U.S. headlines after Max imported the collection) and The Backyard.