Reports that contestants in a real-life Squid Game show were seriously injured by freezing conditions have been denied by the US-based streaming juggernaut Netflix.
The game show, which stars 456 contestants and is based on the popular South Korean series, is being shot at Cardington Studios in Bedfordshire.
Players competing for a $4.56m (£3.8m) prize told The Sun that someone had to be carried off in a stretcher and that other players were not feeling well.
Any allegations of serious injury, according to Netflix, "are untrue.".
The on-demand media company reported that "no one else was injured" and that three people were treated for "mild medical conditions.".
It also stated that no one was carried off the set on a stretcher and that doctors were on hand at all times.
Netflix stated, "We deeply care about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and we invested in all appropriate safety procedures.
"Any claims of serious injury are untrue, despite the fact that it was very cold on set and that participants were dressed accordingly. ".
In a deadly series of perverted children's games, the thriller series tells the tale of debt-ridden contestants vying for a huge cash prize.
With 111 million users streaming it in the first 28 days of its release, it holds the record for being Netflix's most watched series of all time. June saw the announcement of a second season.
The same month, Squid Game: The Challenge, a 10-episode competition series with the "largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history," was also announced by Netflix.
The competitors, who have come to Bedfordshire from all over the world, battle it out in a series of games modeled after the original program.
When the news was first revealed, Brandon Riegg, vice president of unscripted and documentary series at Netflix, said: "With Director Hwang's enthralling story and iconic imagery, Squid Game took the world by storm.
"We appreciate his assistance as we transform the fictional world into the real one in this enormous competition and social experiment.
Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as 456 real-world competitors compete in the largest competition series ever, which is filled with tension and twists.