Stranger Things: Netflix adds a warning to season four premiere following Uvalde school shooting

‘Given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of episode one distressing’

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Netflix has added a warning to the Stranger Things 4 premiere following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

On Tuesday (24 May), an 18-year-old gunman named Salvador Ramos opened fire at the school, killing 19 students and two adults. Officials said that Ramos entered the school with a handgun and a rifle.

The warning card displayed at the start of the first episode of the new season, which stars Millie Bobbie Brown and Noah Schnapp, 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 episode one distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.”

This message will appear before the prior season recap that auto-plays at the beginning of the new season’s episode one for US viewers only.

According to Variety, Netflix has also edited the description of the premiere to include: “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.”

Stranger Things is coming back to Netflix with its long-awaited fourth season after a two-year hiatus.

The season’s official logline reads: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.

“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”

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Here’s everything you need to know about Stranger Things season 4.

The new season will be split into two parts: volume 1 is out on Friday 27 May, while volume 2 starts streaming on 1 July.

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