Stranger Things actually left us hanging after that epic Season Three finale and stunning mid-credits scene. The tantalizing peek at what’s to come back opened the gate to extra Upside Down intrigue and left us wondering if Hawkins’ chief of police was really history in spite of everything.
Now, we know the answer to that cliffhanger, plus just a few different particulars about what’s to come back in Stranger Issues 4. Learn on to seek out out all the pieces we find out about Stranger Issues Season Four to date.
Manufacturing has resumed. Like many exhibits, filming on Stranger Issues 4 shut down earlier this yr because of COVID-19 restrictions, however filming formally resumed in October! The Stranger Issues Twitter shared a behind-the-scenes picture from the set of a slate in entrance of what seems to be an vintage clock. We’ll must dissect that later.
in the meantime within the the wrong way up… pic.twitter.com/BtPlMjy0pS
— Stranger Issues (@Stranger_Things) October 1, 2020
Filming for the sci-fi favourite had already begun within the spring, nevertheless it was certainly one of a number of Netflix exhibits and films filming within the U.S. and Canada to be shut down in March. In an April interview with Jimmy Fallon, Millie Bobby Brown stated that the crew had shot two weeks of the brand new season in Lithuania earlier than the shutdown.
It appears to be like prefer it will not be the final season. Do not rely in your subsequent journey to Hawkins to be the final. Ross Duffer advised The Hollywood Reporter in August that the show won’t end with Stranger Issues 4. “Season Four will not be the top,” he stated. “We all know what the top is, and we all know when it’s. [The pandemic] has given us time to look forward, work out what’s greatest for the present. Beginning to fill that out gave us a greater concept of how lengthy we have to inform that story.”
The episode rely is unclear right now. It was reported that there would be eight episodes in Season 4, the identical as in each Season 1 and Season 3 (Season 2 was the outlier with 9 episodes). Nevertheless, an image of the season’s scripts shared by the writers of Stranger Issues 4 signifies that there could also be 9 episodes.
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) June 18, 2020
Hopper will return. Probably the most gut-wrenching second of the Stranger Issues 3 finale was when Jim Hopper (David Harbour) seemingly sacrificed himself so Joyce (Winona Ryder) might shut the gate to the Upside Down and blow up the machine. His letter to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) rubbed further salt in that wound, with Hopper expressing how he actually feels about Eleven, seemingly too late. David Harbour advised ET Online that he had “hope” Hopper could be the mysterious American in Russian captivity proper now, saying, “He did look round slightly bit, however he gave the impression to be trapped and the machine exploded. And then you definitely reduce to… some city in Russia proper? The place there’s some American and a few prisoner. I do not know, I imply, it appears unusual,” he stated. And, certainly, the primary teaser for Stranger Issues 4 confirmed that he is indeed alive.
Nevertheless, it isn’t going to be all clean crusing for the nice chief of police. In a letter, the Duffers defined that “he’s imprisoned removed from residence within the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, the place he’ll face risks each human… and different.”
There will be a “huge reveal” about Hopper’s historical past. David Harbour appeared at Comic Con Liverpool in March and stated that followers ought to count on to study one thing main about Hopper’s previous in Season 4.
“In Season 2, Eleven goes into the … basement of the cabin, and there is 5 containers, certainly one of which has Brenner’s stuff from Hawkins Lab, certainly one of which says ‘Dad,’ and certainly one of which says ‘Vietnam,’ and one says ‘New York,'” he advised the gang. “I do know particularly that in Season 4, we gives you an enormous big reveal about Hopper’s backstory which we’ve not — you form of sensed that in sure methods, however we’ve not actually advised you about it — and I am so enthusiastic about revealing this facet of the character. It is one of many issues that I’ve identified because the first body of the primary shot, and we’ve not expressed it but, and at last we will specific it in an enormous means. It is my favourite factor about him that you just guys do not find out about him but. However it has to do with these backstories of New York, Vietnam, and Dad.”
The Byers household is transferring to a brand new location. The tail finish of Stranger Issues 3 noticed Joyce promoting her home and relocating to a different city with Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and a newly de-powered Eleven in tow, resulting in a very gutting goodbye between the children and the chums they had been forsaking. As Noah Schnapp told ET Online, “I do know that I might need a separate storyline from everybody else, so we may be filming, like, in one other place.” Matt Duffer confirmed Schnapp’s suspicions that we would see some motion exterior of Hawkins, telling EW, “It’ll 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 plot traces into areas exterior of Hawkins.”
The primary teaser for the fourth season acknowledged bluntly that our heroes are “not in Hawkins anymore.” The identical teaser additionally indicated that point shall be an enormous issue within the new season, and we already have some theories about how which may occur.
Put together for a brand new sort of horror. The Duffers revealed that our Hawkins buddies who’re nonetheless in America may even face a grave new menace, writing, “a brand new horror is starting to floor, one thing lengthy buried, one thing that connects all the pieces.
The solid shared a have a look at their first desk learn. In an adorable video released in March, the complete solid was proven reuniting in Atlanta for the very first Season Four desk learn. The minute-long video featured glimpses of David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, Sadie Sink, and Brett Gelman.
New solid members have been introduced. In November, Netflix introduced eight new additions to the Season Four solid, together with three new collection regulars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn. Horror legend Robert Englund joins the solid in a recurring position. Listed here are the official descriptions of the brand new characters:
Jamie Campbell Bower performs Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Uninterested in the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter lastly take a stand?
Eduardo Franco performs Argyle, Jonathan’s (Charlie Heaton) new BFF. He is a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers scrumptious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza.
Joseph Quinn performs Eddie Munson. He is the top of the Hawkins Excessive official D&D Membership, The Hellfire Membership.
Robert Englund performs Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who’s imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a grotesque homicide within the 1950s.
Sherman Augustus performs Lt. Colonel Sullivan. He is an clever, no-nonsense man who believes he is aware of learn how to cease the evil in Hawkins as soon as and for all.
Mason Dye performs Jason Carver, a good-looking, wealthy athlete who’s courting the most well-liked woman in class. However as a brand new evil threatens Hawkins, his good world begins to unravel.
Tom Wlaschiha performs Dmitri, a sensible and charming Russian jail guard. However can he be trusted?
Nikola Djuricko performs Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves dangerous jokes, chilly exhausting money, and crunchy fashion peanut butter.
Erica will play a good greater position. Priah Ferguson, who performs Lucas’ (Caleb McLaughlin) youthful sister Erica, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fourth season. Dustin even handed on the gang’s Dungeons & Dragons set to Erica within the finale’s last minutes. So it’s going to be enjoyable to see whether or not Erica has embraced her nerd aspect when the present picks again up.
Get able to see much more of Murray Bauman too. Brett Gelman, who performs Murray, has additionally been upped to series regular for Season 4. We’re hoping Murray’s in-depth data of Russian conspiracies will show useful in serving to rescue Hopper from the Kamchatka jail he is being assist captive in!
A few of the youthful youngsters may get jobs. We do not understand how outdated the Dungeons & Dragons get together shall be when Stranger Issues returns for a fourth season, however there’s an opportunity that Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) might observe the lead of his pal Steve (Joe Keery) and get a job. “For thus lengthy, I’ve needed to see him work on the Arcade — on the Palace Arcade with Keith — and have Keith be his boss,” Gaten Matarazzo told ET Online. “They’ve that rivalry and it is hilarious and I wish to work with Matty [Cardarople] extra as a result of he is wonderful.” Matarazzo additionally stated he expects audiences to get extra of Dustin’s girlfriend Suzie (Gabriella Pizzolo) within the new season.
It should have a special really feel than Stranger Issues 3. Whereas Ross Duffer stated that he and his brother solely had the “broad strokes” of a fourth season in thoughts after Stranger Issues 3 hit screens, they count on it would have a special vibe than the earlier season. “We’re fairly enthusiastic about the place it is probably going to go,” he told EW. “It’ll really feel very totally different than this season. However I feel that is the precise factor to do and I feel it’s going to be thrilling.”
We already know a few of the films that can encourage the brand new season. The Stranger Issues writers spent months revealing an ongoing series of films which are all someway linked to Season 4. The record consists of (so as of reveal): The Peanut Butter Solution,The Fisher King, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, You’ve Got Mail, Ordinary People, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Billy Madison, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Black Swan, Young Sherlock Holmes, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Hackers, Silence of the Lambs, The Good Son, and extra. Take a look at the complete record on their whiteboard beneath.
That is it — our final Video Retailer Friday! Each time we mentioned a film, we wrote it on a whiteboard. So right here it’s — the Video Retailer whiteboard in its full glory. That signifies that — sure — on this board, you’ll uncover the DNA that makes up season 4! Take pleasure in, and keep secure! pic.twitter.com/T7hG1AR3s4
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) April 24, 2020
The primary episode of the season is titled “The Hellfire Membership.” The Twitter account for the Stranger Issues writers’ room shared a photo of the duvet web page for the script of Episode 1, revealing the title of the season premiere to be “The Hellfire Membership.” Due to the descriptions Netflix has launched of the brand new characters for the season, we all know that is the identify of Hawkins Excessive’s official D&D membership.
Season Four will movie in New Mexico. Although the primary three seasons had been all shot in Atlanta, Deadline experiences that a good portion of Season Four shall be shot in New Mexico. “Season Four is greater, bolder and extra intricate than ever,” Netflix VP of Bodily Manufacturing Momita SenGupta advised Deadline. “So that is the primary time the present shall be touring past Atlanta.”
searching for new members… are you in? pic.twitter.com/P1xAWNUPss
— Stranger Issues Day Hype Account (additionally Writers) (@strangerwriters) November 7, 2019
Stranger Issues Seasons 1-Three are actually streaming on Netflix.