Removal of characters using stringr library

Good day everyone,

Please how do I remove both [ ] in a column using stringr? I.e,

"["action", "fantasy", "animation "]"
"["drama", "documentation","family"]"

Thank you!

"[" and "]" are special characters with a defined meaning in regular expressions, you need to escape these characters with "\".

strings = c("[action, fantasy, animation]",
            "[drama, documentation,family]")
str_remove_all(strings, "(\\[)|(\\])") 
[1] "action, fantasy, animation"  "drama, documentation,family"
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