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On Sunday, Netflix’s social media channels released a simple pronouncement: “HOMECOMING,” stylized with Greek fraternity-style letters on a sunflower-yellow background.
The images don’t contain any additional information, besides a date: April 17.
But Beyoncé stans on Twitter don’t need any more information; they’re convinced that this is the announcement for Queen Bey’s Coachella documentary.
The yellow background, as well as the lettering, strongly echo the superstar’s legendary set from last year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. And, as TIME pointed out, Beyoncé launched the Homecoming Scholars Award program last year, which benefits students at four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). A press release announcing the scholarship program described Beyoncé’s Coachella set as an”homage to excellence in education, was a celebration of the homecoming weekend experience, the highest display of college pride.”
Beyoncé is typically mum about her artistic projects; Lemonade, her 2016 release, saw no marketing lead-up, but was massively successful. Beyoncé began dropping music by surprise in 2013, with her self-titled album and accompanying visual album.
But Netflix’s cryptic announcement has already stirred up a frenzy.
Twitter user @_kaitlyncarter_ asked, “is this Beychella??? is this a sign???”
@honeybey444 said, “I’m gonna cry if this is what I think it is,” accompanied by three crying emojis.
I’m gonna cry if this is what I think it is😭😭😭— 🍯HoneyBee🐝 (@honeybey444) April 7, 2019
“Don’t play with me,” tweeted @Mojomba1.
😭😭😭Don't play with me pic.twitter.com/bt5F7P8Zp9— LightsKING (@MansaMusa124) April 7, 2019
@selenadecisions lost the power of speech at the prospect of a Beyoncé special.
BEYCHELLA HSJSJSKSKSMS— ً (@seIenadecisions) April 7, 2019
User @clovito thinks she found a clue in the release date (Beyoncé’s lucky number is four.)
4 and 1+7 = 8 (which is 4 twice)— Clover Hope (@clovito) April 7, 2019
Netflix didn’t respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment by press time. April 17 is just a few days away, but Twitter’s already freaking out in anticipation.
Here are our Netflix guides for the best war movies, documentaries, anime, indie flicks, true crime, food shows, rom-coms, LGBT movies, alien movies, gangster movies, Westerns, film noir, and movies based on true stories streaming right now. There are also sad movies guaranteed to make you cry, weird movies to melt your brain, old movies when you need something classic, and standup specials when you really need to laugh. Or check out Flixable, a search engine for Netflix.
Ellen Ioanes is the FOIA reporter at the Daily Dot, where she covers U.S. politics. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Center for Public Integrity, HuffPost India, and more.