Netflix has made a last-minute change to the next chapter of Stranger Things.
Following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday that killed 19 students and two adults, the streamer has added a warning card to season 4, which premieres on the platform Friday.
The warning appears to viewers in the U.S. prior to the third season recap that auto-plays at the beginning of season 4, episode 1 and 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 1 distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.”
Netflix has also edited the description for the episode to include the note, “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children,” and added “disturbing images” to the show rating advisories.
The streaming platform released the first eight minutes of the season’s first episode last week which depicts a massacre that involves Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and shows the dead bodies of several children covered in blood, Variety reported.
This season will be split up into two parts, with the first seven episodes dropping this week and the final two episodes streaming July 1.
Per Variety, episode 7 has a 98-minute runtime and episode 8 goes for 85 minutes. The season finale nears the two and a half hour mark.
“Given the unprecedented length, and to get it to you as soon as possible, Season 4 will be released in two volumes,” series creators Matt and Ross Duffer said in a previous letter to fans, noting that season 4 is “bigger than ever.”
The Duffer Brothers also used the announcement to share that Stranger Things will conclude after its fifth season. (People)