Netflix Squid Game not on M4, police tell drivers


Police have reassured drivers that Netflix’s Squid Game is not taking place on the M4 – because of diversion road signs that feature a square, circle and triangle.

Thames Valley Police have had to deny the uncanny diversion directs people to the hit Netflix show, reported Berkshire Live

A yellow board to the side of J5 of the M4 in Slough features a triangle, square and circle with an arrow pointing left.

The set of shapes is used as a logo in the Netflix hit series Squid Game, where downtrodden Korean people compete against each other.

But on UK roads the shapes — square, triangle, circle and diamond — are commonly used to direct HGVs.

Thames Valley Police’s roads social media account tweeted: “Evening all.

“So, We can confirm that by following this signage from the M4 Junction 5 in Slough will not lead you to the popular Netflix series #SquidGame.

“It’s just directions for diversion routes during the roadworks…phew!”

Squid Game has beaten Bridgerton to achieve the biggest series launch on Netflix, the streaming giant said.

The massively popular dystopian Korean drama, written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, follows desperate people who are invited to take part in a mystery game for a massive sum of money.

In its first 28 days on Netflix, Squid Game was watched by 111 million users, the company said.



The sign on the M4 Slough exit.
The sign on the M4 Slough exit.

That makes it Netflix’s most popular series launch ever, beating raunchy period drama Bridgerton, which was watched by 82 million households in its first month.

Netflix counts a view as anyone who watches at least two minutes of an episode.

Squid Game, which debuted in September, consists of nine episodes.

It is Netflix’s first Korean programme to become the most popular series in the US and follows from the company’s efforts to increase its offering of international shows.

The streamer has 209 million subscribers around the world.

Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Korea, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, told CNN: “When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world.

“Today, Squid Game has broken through beyond our wildest dreams.”


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