This Friday (22), Netflix revealed a new trailer for Round 6 Challenge: a reality show inspired by the South Korean series Round 6. In addition to the preview, the streaming service confirmed that the program will be launched on November 22, 2023.
Divided into 10 episodes, the competition will see 456 players take on challenges based on the popular TV series. Then, a single winner will win a cash prize of US$4.56 million (around R$22.4 million in the current conversion).
“While the Round 6 Challenge is not a matter of life and death, there is a lot at stake. Each player will be pushed to the limit and forced to ask themselves how far they will go to win, making opportunistic alliances, cruel strategies and timely betrayals”, reveals the synopsis.
The controversial behind-the-scenes of Desafio Round 6
Long before it aired, Desafio Round 6 was involved in controversies. With the recordings taking place amid a cold wave with a wind chill of -10ºC in the United Kingdom, some participants required medical assistance during filming.
According to the information, the combination of cold and tiredness made the contestants faint on the set of the reality show after around 9 hours of recording. According to participants, in addition to the delay in service, production had removed the foot and hand warmers.
Along with reports of people who did not receive the minimum fee for participating, four former participants accused the program of being “cruel” and “manipulated”. One of the competitors said the players were treated coldly “like horses in a race”.
For more, people with famous profiles on social networks would receive some advantages. They would have more time to complete the tests, while the other “ordinary” participants who completed the challenges correctly were eliminated.
The Batatinha 1-2-3 game will also be one of the Round 6 Challenge events. Source: Netflx/Reproduction
Netflix’s response to the case
“All the torment and trauma we experienced was not due to the rigor of the game, it was due to incompetent actions. Netflix’s production has taken on something that is bigger than they are capable of handling,” one of the competitors told the North American magazine Rolling Stone.
In February 2023, after the first reports spread on the internet, Netflix released a note about the case. According to the platform, only three competitors were treated by doctors for minor injuries..
The streaming service confirmed that the recordings were carried out during a cold snap, but that the contestants were prepared for the occasion. Finally, she declared that all allegations of serious injuries during filming were false.