Netflix struck gold in 2016 when the primary season of Stranger Things launched audiences to the fictional city of Hawkins, Indiana, the place a bunch of plucky younger youngsters contends with terrifying creatures and mysterious authorities brokers endangering their city.
All three seasons of Stranger Things have earned heaps of crucial reward and excessive marks from viewers, so it’s no shock that followers began looking forward to the present’s fourth season simply seconds after they binged the newest journey. Season four has formally been given the inexperienced gentle by Netflix, so it’s solely a matter of time earlier than we’ll see extra of Eleven, Dustin, Steve, and the remainder of the Hawkins gang. Here’s everything we know about Stranger Things season four so far.
(Note: This submit accommodates season three spoilers, so flip again now in the event you haven’t watched the season but.)
Season four title
In November, the official Twitter account for the Stranger Things writers revealed the title of the season four premiere: “The Hellfire Club.”
searching for new members… are you in? pic.twitter.com/P1xAWNUPss
— Stranger Writers (@strangerwriters) November 7, 2019
The announcement has sparked loads of hypothesis, in addition to some dialogue of the title’s potential connection to Marvel Comics historical past.
Season four, confirmed
Netflix lastly confirmed what everybody knew was coming with a Stranger Things season four teaser video (see above) that premiered September 30.
The transient video reveals the Stranger Things four emblem being consumed by darkish tendrils, and concludes with the ominous tagline “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.” There was no premiere date for the season included within the video.
One extra season (or two)
Fans might be glad to know that Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer didn’t intend to finish the saga on the considerably melancholy be aware of season three’s conclusion, with our group of heroes heading in separate methods.
In an April 2018 interview, collection producer and director Shawn Levy indicated that the present’s artistic staff has season four already mapped out narratively, and the collection’ story would possibly transcend that season, too.
“There’s very much the possibility of a season beyond [season 4], that’s currently undecided,” Levy instructed Collider. “And what I would just say is part of the chaos and fun of this particular show is that while the Duffers and the writer’s room and we producers outline the entire season, the Duffers really use the writing process to revisit, reassess, and question all of their prior assumption. So even though we always start off with a good sense of the major arcs of the season, we’re always ready for shifts and surprises because if the Duffers stumble into a different or surprising inspiration while they rewrite the script, we’re going to follow that inspiration and throw out some ideas in order to embrace some new ones that are more exciting.”
A possible premiere date
Nothing is official at this level, nevertheless it’s value noting that the premiere dates for every season of Stranger Things so far have adopted a sample.
The first season of Stranger Things premiered in July 2016, whereas the second season debuted in October 2017. Season three then went again to a summer time premiere this July. If the present continues with this sample, season four of Stranger Things is prone to arrive on Netflix round Halloween in 2020 (or in the event that they select to attend an additional 12 months, 2021).
Who’s going to return?
The bittersweet finish of Stranger Things’ third season noticed Hawkins’ heroes cut up up and go their separate methods after the heartbreaking loss of some key characters, nevertheless it shouldn’t come as a lot of a shock if the forged reunites for the present’s fourth story arc.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the remainder of the younger forged members are anticipated to return for season four, together with Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), Karen Wheeler (Cara Buono), Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman), and — given his shock look within the finale — Dr. Sam Owens (Paul Reiser). Teenage characters Jonathan Byer (Charlie Heaton), Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer), Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke), and unsung hero Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) are additionally anticipated to reprise their roles.
One character whose destiny stays up within the air, nonetheless, is gruff police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour), who seemingly died within the season’s ultimate episode. A post-credits scene included within the finale has led many to imagine that “The American” referenced within the scene is certainly Hopper, who has in some way ended up within the Soviet Union after the occasions of season three. Harbour himself has hinted that his character’s story isn’t over but, both.
Taking the present on the highway
Everyone concerned with Stranger Things is tight-lipped about the place the collection may go in season four, however there have been some clues.
In a July interview, Matt Duffer advised that the story may certainly observe the principle characters exterior of Hawkins within the fourth season.
“I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins,” Duffer instructed Entertainment Weekly.
That would appear to trace properly with the characters’ resolution to depart Hawkins within the season finale, in addition to the post-credits scene set within the Soviet Union, and the lately revealed season four tagline “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”
There’s no official premiere date for season four of Stranger Things at this level.
Updated on November 7, 2019: Added the title of the Stranger Things season four premiere episode.