Netflix adds warning to Stranger Things season 4 premiere following Uvalde school shooting

stranger things 4 is going to come with a warning when it debuts on Netflix tomorrow.

EW can confirm that the streamer added a warning card to the new season premiere in light of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers.

The warning card, which will only be viewable by the public in the United States, reads: ‘We have filmed this season of stranger things one year ago. But given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers might find Episode 1’s opening scene distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to each family who mourns a loved one.”

This warning will appear before the “last seen on” summary that automatically launches at the start of the new season. Netflix also changed the description of the first episode to include the note “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children”. He also added “disturbing images” to the show’s rating notices.

The episode in question opens with a flashback scene that some viewers might find disturbing. It features a young Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in Hawkins’ lab, having used his powers of telekinesis to kill almost everyone in the lab, including the other children being experimented on there.

Netflix’s decision is the latest in a series of changes made to Hollywood this week in an effort to be sensitive to the tragedy in Texas. CBS pulled its Season 4 finale of FBI Tuesday, and Lifetime delayed the release of Mckenna Grace’s The bad seed returnsamong other changes.

The first seven episodes of season 4 of stranger things – which has been hailed as its darkest and most mature season to date – hit Netflix on Friday, with the final two supercharged episodes coming on July 1.

Variety was the first to report news of the warning.

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