Stranger Things 4 Episode 1 Gets Warning Card Following Texas School Shooting

Netflix has added a warning card to the premiere of Stranger Things 4 in the wake of the Texas school shooting.

The warning card reads: “We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago. But due to the recent tragic shooting of a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of episode one heartbreaking. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to Every family mourns the one they love.

This warning will appear before the auto-playing pre-season recap at the start of Stranger Things 4 Episode 1 for US viewers only, Variety reported.

Netflix also edited the description of the premiere to include the note, “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children,” and added “disturbing visuals” to the show’s rating guidelines.

The warning and note refer to the first eight minutes of Episode 1 of Stranger Things 4, which was released on YouTube by Netflix earlier this week. In response to the mass shooting in Texas, this video has been removed by Netflix.

The incident occurred on Tuesday (US local time) after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, Texas. The gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults. The gunman was later killed by law enforcement officers.

Created and directed in parts by The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things 4 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Bria Ferguson, Cara Bono, Brett Gilman, Jimmy Campbell Power, Eduardo Franco and Joseph Quinn.

Stranger Things 4 will be released on Friday, May 27 at 12AM PT / 12:30PM PT on Netflix worldwide.

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