#Showbiz: Netflix adds warning to 'Stranger Things' Season 4 after Texas shooting

KUALA LUMPUR: Netflix has added a warning card to the Season 4 premiere of Stranger Things, following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

According to Variety magazine, the disclaimer will appear for US viewers when the series starts today.

"We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago," the warning card read.

"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."

The streaming service has also edited the description of the first episode with a content warning for "graphic violence involving children" and "disturbing images".

Last week, Netflix released an eight-minute sneak peak of Stranger Things ahead of its Season 4 Volume 1 premiere.

The first episode opens with a flashback scene that depicts a massacre. The scene features Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) who used her telekinetic powers to kill people in the Hawkins laboratory, including children.

The move comes after 19 children and two adults were killed by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The suspect was shot dead by police.

The incident marked the deadliest school shootings in the US since the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 where 20 schoolchildren and six adults were killed.

The new season of Stranger Things will be split into two parts. Volume 2 will be released on July 1.

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