Thames Valley Police joked that the sign is not a deadly diversion despite having an uncanny resemblance to the symbols that spell out the name of the game in the Korean drama.
On UK roads, the sign is used to direct HGVs.
So, We can confirm that by following this signage from the M4 Junction 5 in @TVP_Slough will not lead you to the popular @netflix series #SquidGame
It’s just directions for diversion routes during the roadworks…phew! #P6110 pic.twitter.com/eIGcMJPuzf
— TVP Roads Policing (@tvprp) October 11, 2021
Thames Valley Road Policing posted on Twitter: “It’s just directions for diversion routes during the road works. Phew!”
The record breaking dystopian show knocked period drama Bridgerton off the top spot which held the previous record at 82 million household views.
Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, it follows downtrodden people who are invited to take part in a mystery game for large sums of money.
Squid Game 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.
Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Korea, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, said Squid Game “has broken through beyond our wildest dreams.”
She 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.”