(CTN News) – Following this week’s devastating elementary school shooting in Texas, Netflix has added a last-minute content warning to Stranger Things’ fourth season.
A disclaimer has been added to Friday’s Stranger Things 4 premiere, alerting viewers to violent content involving children.
Before the recap of the previous season of Stranger Things, the warning reads, “We filmed this season a year ago.”. However, in light of the recent tragedy at a Texas school, viewers may find the opening scene distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unimaginable violence, and our thoughts are with every family grieving the loss of a loved one.”
Additionally, Netflix changed the description of the premiere to include: “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.”
The Netflix spokesperson said: “We decided to add the card because of the tragedy’s proximity to the premiere and the opening scene’s graphic nature.”
Viewers in the United States will only see the disclaimer, not people in other countries.
CBS pulled the FBI season finale scheduled for Tuesday. In the finale, a student may have been involved in a deadly robbery.
The new season will be divided into two parts. “Volume 1” of season four premieres on Friday, May 27, and “Volume 2” premieres on July 1. Critics have described the new season as darker and scarier than previous ones.
Stranger Things season 4 has been described as follows: “Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Our group of friends are struggling with the aftermath – and dealing with the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. A new and terrifying supernatural threat surfaces at this most vulnerable time, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.