Netflix adds warning to Stranger Things episode after Texas shooting | stranger things

Netflix has added a late-breaking content warning to the final season opener of Stranger Things, following the school shooting in Texas that left 21 people dead, including 19 children.

The first episode of the show’s fourth season will air worldwide on Friday, just days after the mass shooting at Robb Primary School in Uvalde. The season would open with a telekinetic massacre that includes the depiction of several dead children covered in blood.

“We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago,” the disclaimer reads. “But given the recent tragic shooting at a Texas school, viewers may find the episode’s opening scene distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family who mourns a loved one. dear. “

A Netflix spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, “We decided to add the card given the premiere’s proximity to this tragedy – and because the opening scene is very graphic.”

The warning will only appear for viewers in the United States.

Netflix also changed the episode description to read: “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.”

After Uvalde was filmed on Tuesday, Lifetime delayed the release of the TV movie The Bad Seed Returns, about a murderous high school student, while CBS pulled the season finale of the FBI procedural drama, originally slated to air that night. The episode reportedly included a storyline involving a student’s possible involvement in a murderous robbery.

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