Before the midnight premiere, Netflix added a content alert for the fourth season. Stranger Things After a horrific school shooting in Texas.
The warning card reads: “We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago. But in light of the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of Episode 1 annoying. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family and loved ones. “
The warning card will be in service when the new season premieres at PT tonight. The card appears before the Season 3 recap which is only auto-played at the beginning of Season 4, Episode 1 for US viewers only.
Netflix edited the description for episode 1: “Warning: there is graphic violence involving children” and added “annoying pictures” to the show rating suggestions.
The card was linked to the Texas tragedy because of its proximity to the launch, and because the opening scene is so graphic, we’re told.
Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, TX on Tuesday.
Season 4, according to the logline, is six months into the Starcourt battle, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Fighting the aftermath, our group of friends fell apart for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school did not make things easier. At this most perilous time, the surface of a new and terrifying supernatural threat, presents a terrifying mystery that, if solved, could eventually bring an end to the horrors in the opposite direction.
Made by Matt and Ross Duffer, Stranger Things Monkey Massacre Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment. The Twin Brothers co-wrote the series as writer, director, executive producer and showrunner, along with Shawn Levy, executive producer / director of 21 Laps, and Dan Cohen, executive producer, and Ian Patterson, executive producer.
The first seven episodes of the fourth season of the nine-episode series, which will air in two parts, will drop at midnight on May 26 and the last two episodes will be released on July 1.