Squid Game fans mistake Niagra Falls footage for season 2 film set
Diehard fans got their hopes up following a viral video.
Fans of Netflix's Squid Game speculated that season 2 of the hugely successful TV show was in the works following a viral video posted by Joshua Ruan, who said he "found where the squid games are happening."
The video, which received 3.3 million likes on TikTok, showed a number of people in pink jumpsuits, similar to the costumes worn by the guards, walking around before being clustered together on a boat.
Some fans were convinced the video was footage of Squid Games season 2 being filmed, while others laughed it off.
Many took to the comments to dismiss the video, pointing out that it was recorded at Niagra Falls, where visitors are required to wear jumpsuits to prevent themselves from getting wet.
“You at Niagara Falls… that’s the rain suit,” one person wrote.
Another user agreed, writing: “That's just Niagra Falls with people in with people in red rain coats."
Others joked that Joshua had actually stumbled onto the set of Lil Nas X's music video.
“Nah bro hat’s just the new Lil Nas X music video," one user said.
“Those are just the people in Industry Baby escaping," a second wrote.
Netflix has not yet ordered another season of the TV show, however, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has hinted at potential plots for the next instalment if it were to go ahead.
"There are some other stories in the series that haven't been addressed," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "For example, the story of the police officer and the story of his brother, The Front Man.
"I could also go into the story of that recruiter in the suit who plays the game of ddakji with Gi-hun and gives him the card in the first episode
"I’ll just say there are a lot of possibilities out there for season 2 storylines."
He also told Variety about his plans for future episodes.
"I don't have well developed plans for Squid Game 2. It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I'd consider using a writers' room and would want multiple experienced directors.
"It took me six months to write and rewrite the first two episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses."