Netflix struck gold in 2016 when the primary season of Stranger Issues launched audiences to the fictional city of Hawkins, Indiana, the place a bunch of plucky younger children contends with terrifying creatures and mysterious authorities brokers endangering their city.
All three seasons of Stranger Issues have earned heaps of crucial reward and excessive marks from viewers, so it’s no shock that followers began waiting for the present’s fourth season simply seconds after they binged the newest journey. Season four has formally been given the inexperienced mild 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. Right here’s every thing we find out about Stranger Issues season four up to now.
(Observe: This put up accommodates season three spoilers, so flip again now if you happen to haven’t watched the season but.)
The primary trailer for season four of Stranger Issues has arrived! In a launch on YouTube, Netflix teased that season four will start the place season three ended: Within the distant tundra of the Soviet Union. They usually’re losing no time to resolve the cliffhanger from final season, revealing none aside from Jim Hopper (David Harbour) working with a bunch of prisoners to construct a railroad via the desolate area.
Season four title
In November, the official Twitter account for the Stranger Issues writers revealed the title of the season four premiere: The Hellfire Membership.
on the lookout 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 Issues season four teaser video (see above) that premiered September 30.
The temporary video reveals the Stranger Issues four brand 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.
Another season (or two)
Followers can be glad to know that Stranger Issues creators Matt and Ross Duffer didn’t intend to finish the saga on the considerably melancholy observe 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 crew has season four already mapped out narratively, and the collection’ story would possibly transcend that season, too.
“There’s very a lot the opportunity of a season past [season 4], that’s presently undecided,” Levy instructed Collider. “And what I’d simply say is a part of the chaos and enjoyable of this explicit present is that whereas the Duffers and the author’s room and we producers define the complete season, the Duffers actually use the writing course of to revisit, reassess, and query all of their prior assumption. So though we all the time begin off with sense of the key arcs of the season, we’re all the time prepared for shifts and surprises as a result of if the Duffers stumble into a unique or shocking inspiration whereas they rewrite the script, we’re going to comply with that inspiration and throw out some concepts as a way to embrace some new ones which are extra thrilling.”
A possible premiere date
Nothing is official at this level, nevertheless it’s value noting that the premiere dates for every season of Stranger Issues up to now have adopted a sample.
The primary season of Stranger Issues 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 Issues is more likely to arrive on Netflix round Halloween in 2020 (or in the event that they select to attend an additional yr, 2021).
Who’s going to return?
The bittersweet finish of Stranger Issues’ third season noticed Hawkins’ heroes break 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.
A post-credits scene included within the finale led many to consider that “The American” referenced within the scene was gruff police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour), who has someway ended up within the Soviet Union after the occasions of season three. The discharge of season four’s first trailer confirmed that “The American” is certainly Hopper, imprisoned and compelled to work within the icy tundra of the Soviet Union.
Taking the present on the street
Everybody concerned with Stranger Issues 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 urged that the story may certainly comply with the primary characters exterior of Hawkins within the fourth season.
“I believe the largest factor that’s going to occur is it’s going to open up slightly bit, not essentially when it comes to scale, when it comes to particular results, however open up when it comes to permitting plotlines into areas exterior of Hawkins,” Duffer instructed Leisure Weekly.
That would appear to trace effectively 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 just lately revealed season four tagline “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”
There’s no official premiere date for season four of Stranger Issues at this level.
Up to date on Febuary 14, 2020: Added the primary trailer for season four.