Stranger Things 4 Episode 1 Gets Warning Card After Texas School Shooting
Netflix has added a warning card to the premiere of Stranger Things 4 following the Texas school shooting incident.
The warning card reads: “We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago. But given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of the distressing episode 1. 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 recap of the previous season that automatically launches at the start of Episode 1 of Stranger Things 4 for viewers in the United States only, Variety reported.
Netflix also changed the description of the premiere to include the note “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children” and added “disturbing images” to the show’s rating notices.
The disclaimer and rating refer to the first eight minutes of Stranger Things 4 Episode 1, which was released to YouTube by Netflix earlier this week. In response to the mass shooting in Texas, this video has been taken down by Netflix.
The incident happened on Tuesday (local time in the United States) after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooter killed at least 19 children and two adults. The shooter was later killed by law enforcement.
Created and directed in part by The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things 4 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke , Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, Brett Gelman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco and Joseph Quinn.
Stranger Things 4 drops Friday, May 27 at 12pm PT / 12:30pm IST on Netflix worldwide.
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