Due to the mass shooting of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, the first episode of Stranger Things season 4 now holds a content warning. The new season premiered on Friday, May 27.
“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,” the disclaimer read. “We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.”
Netflix also noted the episode has “graphic violence involving children.” However, the warning will only be displayed in the U.S. The beginning of the premiere episode portrays a massacre at Hawkins Laboratory. The timing of the release couldn’t be worse after 19 children, and two teachers were killed in a school shooting this week.
Other projects are also responding to the tragedy that happened in Texas. CBS pulled the season finale of FBI that was due to air on Tuesday, Lifetime delayed The Bad Seed Returns, and the red carpet premiere for The Orville: New Horizons has been canceled.