A Squid Game-inspired reality show used black ink to eliminate contestants because of fears that red paint would be too gory.
Much like the brutal Netflix survival drama, players are pushed to their limits in challenges based on Korean children’s games. But in Squid Game: The Challenge, black ink will explode under contestants’ tops when they lose, unlike the disturbing series that sees players being shot dead or beaten to death.
Executives suggested they made the move because they did not want to make the show too bloody in the wake of recent wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. Stephen Lambert, chief executive of Studio Lambert, which produces the show, told the Radio Times: “The producers thought hard about how to depict the ‘shooting’ of the losers.
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"The decision was made that on the squibs the players wear that explode when they are eliminated, the liquid should not be red, but black. It’s never gory.”
Squid Game: The Challenge will see a whopping 456 players compete to win a whopping $4.56million [£3.69m]. It's the largest cash prize in reality TV history.
Netflix said of the series: "Through a series of games, each player will be pushed to their limits and forced to ask themselves just how far they’ll go to win, with opportunistic alliances, cutthroat strategies and timely betrayals to follow."
The 10-episode series was filmed in the United Kingdom and will premiere on November 22. It was shot at a former RAF base near Bedford earlier this year.
The prize money isn't the only thing that's record-breaking about the show. 456 contestants is the largest number of players to compete for a cash prize.
The previous record for the highest amount of money won on a reality show was set by Andrew Kravis, who competed on The Million Second Quiz.
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