Stranger Things season 4 premiered and it is divided into two volumes. “Volume 1” premiered today, and “Volume 2” will premiere on July 1. In the wake of last week’s terrible elementary school massacre in Texas, Netflix has added a last-minute content warning to the fourth season of Stranger Things.
The highly anticipated new season of ‘Stranger Things’ has received a last-minute warning regarding “graphic violence involving children” in the debut episode. The streamer has included a disclaimer to Friday’s launch. It informs viewers that the first scene contains violent content involving children.
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 1 distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.
Netflix also changed the description for the premiere to include: “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.” Netflix spokesperson explained that they decided to add the card given the proximity of the premiere to this tragedy — and because the opening scene is very graphic.
The action comes after a catastrophic shooting in which 19 children and two adults were killed on Tuesday. Only viewers in the United States will see the disclaimer; it will not be shown worldwide. Many critics have reviewed the new season to be darker and scarier than previous ones.
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