We have found that many viewers have been curious to know how long it took to film Squid Game: The Challenge. Well, sources claim that it took 16 days to finish the whole competition.
Squid Game: The Challenge has taken over Netflix, much like the original drama series did when it aired in 2021. The competition series has 456 real people competing in the challenge for the chance to win a life-changing $4.56 million.
To win the cash reward, contestants must compete in a variety of games inspired by the original show. Everything will be put to the test, including their strategies, affiliations, and character, as their competitors are eliminated one by one.
While a few more episodes have yet to be released, we have found that viewers have a lot of questions about the show. In this article, we will be discussing how long it took to film the show. What do you think? How much did Squid Game: The Challenge last? Well, let’s discuss it in detail.
Know How Long It Took to Film Squid Game: The Challenge!
According to reports, it took 16 days to film Squid Game: The Challenge. Managing all the players and changing sets repeatedly, we are pretty sure the creators didn’t have an easy time filming the challenge.
After all, you have to focus on 456 players competing in different challenges throughout the show. Also, let’s not forget that they also film individual interviews of many contestants if not all. From changing sets to the elimination process, the filming crew certainly must have had a hard time. Analyzing all of the process, we wouldn’t be surprised if it had taken a whole month to finish the filming.
It took 16 days to film every scene of Squid Game: The Challenge.
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To have a clear idea, 24-year-old Dani Templet, player 134, recently revealed in an interview that it took 6 to 7 hours just to film the ‘Red Light, Green Light’ scene. She explained,
In the final cut, they make it seem like we did the game in five minutes. We were there for at least six to seven exhausting hours. I remember I didn’t finish filming until 1 a.m. the next day.
Talking about the same scene, another contestant, player 107 (Rayo) said that they took 20-30 minutes just to finish a scene every time the doll turned. He said,
The physical pain was there, I knew like this is horrendous, but mentally, you just have to battle and push through.
In conclusion, we can say Squid Game: The Challenge was equally challenging for both the filming crew and the players.
Filming Location: Where Was Squid Game The Challenge Filmed?
Squid Game: The Challenge was filmed at Wharf Studios in London. The production used a total of six interconnected sound stages to create a “completely immersive world” for gamers.
Squid Game: The Challenge was filmed in multiple locations in London.
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The only time the show was filmed elsewhere was during the Red Light, Green Light game. Cardington Studios in Bedford, Europe’s largest indoor space, was used to film Red Light, Green Light. The facility, which is over 100,000 square feet, was originally utilized to produce airships and zeppelins in the 1920s and 1930s.
A significant amount of effort was put into having the competition look exactly like it did in the drama series, including objects that were CGI’d into the original drama. For example, the piggy bank that the participants see fill up with money every time a contestant is eliminated was designed exclusively for Squid Game: The Challenge.