‘Stranger Things 4’ adds a warning message after the Texas school shooting: “The opening scene can be distressing”

The first volume of the fourth season of the Netflix series has already seen the light on the platform.

Stranger Things innocence
Stranger Things innocence

The first volume of the fourth season of Stranger Things is now available on Netflix and the platform has decided to add a warning message in the first episode, ‘The Hellfire Club’ (4×01), after the terrible shooting at Uvalde elementary school, in Texas, which has left 21 fatalities: 19 children between 8 and 11 years old and two teachers. The message is only for viewers residing in the United States.

As the streaming service warns at the beginning of the season that debuts today in the catalog, the first chapter contains a particularly sensitive scene that was shot a year ago, but that may be distressing for some viewers after the tragic and recent event.

“We shot this season of Stranger Things a year ago,” the warning message reads as reported by TVLine“But given the recent tragic school shooting in Texas, viewers might find the opening scene of Episode 1 harrowing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence and our hearts go out to all the families who are grieving a loved one.”

Also, as usual, the episode includes a content warning in the series rating that has been modified to be more accurate: “Warning: contains graphic violence involving children” and “disturbing images”.

The sequence in question is the one chosen by the Duffer brothers, creators of the series, to kick off the long-awaited season 4 of Stranger Things and the first few minutes had already been seen online before the terrible event that has taken place. took place in Texas. It is a ‘flashback’ from the Hawkins lab circa 1979, where Dr. Bremmer -returning as Matthew Modine- is trying to study Ten’s extraordinary abilities when all hell breaks loose in the hallway with dozens of dead young men. and a lot of blood.

The shooting at the Uvalde Elementary School in Texas has deeply shocked the citizens of the United States and the world. The author of the shots, a young man of 18 years, was killed by the police.

Netflix’s move ahead of the premiere of Stranger Things 4 isn’t the only one taking place in Hollywood this week following the shooting at Robb Elementary. Lifetime has postponed the debut of Mckenna Grace’s horror tv-movie The Bad Seed Returns, while CBS has canceled the season finale of FBI. Likewise, there have also been changes to the releases of Physical and The Orville: New Horizons.

Season 4 of Stranger Things premieres on Netflix after three years of waiting. The first seven episodes that make up the first volume of the long-awaited new installment are already available on the platform, while the remaining two, which will have an XXL duration, can be seen on July 1, 2022.

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Written by Rachita Salian


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