The fourth season of the American science fiction-horror web television series Stranger Things, titled Stranger Things 4, was announced by Netflix in September 2019. Production of the fourth season began in February 2020, with the season expected to be released during the 2020–21 television season. However, the production of the series was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, leaving its release date in a limb.
CAST AND CHARACTERS OF STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4
- Winona Ryderas Joyce Byers
- David Harbouras Jim Hopper
- Finn Wolfhardas Mike Wheeler
- Millie Bobby Brownas Eleven / Jane Hopper
- Gaten Matarazzoas Dustin Henderson
- Caleb McLaughlinas Lucas Sinclair
- Noah Schnappas Will Byers
- Sadie Sinkas Maxine “Max” Mayfield
- Natalia Dyeras Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heatonas Jonathan Byers
- Joe Keeryas Steve Harrington
- Maya Hawkeas Robin Buckley
- Priah Fergusonas Erica Sinclair
- Cara Buonoas Karen Wheeler
- Brett Gelmanas Murray Bauman
Soon to on Netflix
In February 2020, it was announced in a joint statement from the Duffer Brothers and Netflix that production had officially begun in the fourth season. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Netflix productions, including Stranger Things, were shut down on March 16, 2020. We know that filming for Stranger Things season four began on January 7th, 2020. We also learned that filming was scheduled to conclude by Mid 2022.
It’s believed that the series was two episodes into filming before the delays took place. Production will continue when it is safe for the cast and crew members to return without the risk of contracting the coronavirus. For most places, filming looks to be getting underway in late June or July but there’s been nothing officially announced for Stranger Things yet.
- “We’re excited to officially announce that production for Stranger Things 4 is now officially underway—and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper! Although it’s not all good news for our ‘American’; Hopper is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, Russia, where he will face dangers both human and others. Meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything…”— The Duffer Brothers
WHAT GOING TO BE NEXT ON SEASON 4 OF STRANGER THINGS-
Following some Twitter teases, Stranger Things season 4 was officially confirmed (to no one’s surprise) with a teaser trailer that featured the season 4 logo being strangled by the living vines of the Upside Down. It also has a clock chiming. The video concludes with the message, “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.” Can we expect the curtain to be drawn back on the Upside Down’s secrets?
Reports have circulated that Stranger Things season 4 will be eight episodes long, which would be consistent with seasons 1 and 3, though one episode behind season 2. However, the Stranger Things scriptwriters have since revealed that they’ve written nine episodes worth of scripts. In a tweet, the nine scripts were shown all piled on top of one another. Fingers crossed for more rather than less.
More interesting is the title of episode one. Yes, we’ve had confirmation on the name of the Stranger Things season 4 premiere, all thanks to the show’s official writer’s Twitter account. The episode is titled “The Hellfire Club,” and alongside the image, a message reads: “Looking for new members… are you in?”
The Hellfire Club is a group of villains who have faced off against the X-Men numerous times, including on the big screen in X-Men: First Class. In that movie, the Hellfire Club is led by Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. Of course, the Stranger Things kids will not have seen that movie, but they will have read the comics.
SEASON 4 OF STRANGER THINGS WILL BE THE SCARIEST YET-
While production on Stranger Things season 4 may have halted, our excitement for the next installment of Netflix’s show has not dampened. Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington, has us more excited than ever about the upcoming season – even if that instantly iconic Scoops Ahoy outfit has been retired.
“Oh man, it’s pretty amazing – the Duffer brothers have it again,” Keery told our sister publication Total Film magazine. “I think that this year – and I know I say this every single year – but this is going to be a lot scarier than prior years because last year was pretty dark.”
Quizzed about hanging up the Scoops Ahoy outfit, he replied: “I know that costume served its purpose and I’m glad to retire it [laughs]. Do I have it at home for Halloween? I don’t, unfortunately. They won’t let me have that one. One day!” Maybe Scoops Ahoy just isn’t scary enough for Stranger Things anymore? Alas, we can only hope that Steve has to dress in another ridiculous outfit sometime soon.
Along the same line, the Duffer brothers have teased a different tone this time around. “Every time we go to a new season, we want it to have a different feel and a different tone,” they recently said. While they went no further, it wouldn’t be a leap to see Stranger Things getting scarier come season 4.