Netflix struck gold in 2016 when the primary season of Stranger Issues launched audiences to the fictional city of Hawkins, Indiana, the place a gaggle 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 essential 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 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 little thing we learn about Stranger Issues season four to date.
(Observe: This submit accommodates season three spoilers, so flip again now in case you haven’t watched the season but.)
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 exhibits the Stranger Issues 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.
Yet one more 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 notice 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 inventive 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 at the moment undecided,” Levy instructed Collider. “And what I might 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 although we all the time begin off with a great sense of the foremost arcs of the season, we’re all the time prepared for shifts and surprises as a result of if the Duffers stumble into a distinct or shocking inspiration whereas they rewrite the script, we’re going to observe that inspiration and throw out some concepts to be able to embrace some new ones which are extra thrilling.”
A possible premiere date
Nothing is official at this level, however it’s value noting that the premiere dates for every season of Stranger Issues to date 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 prone 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 cut up up and go their separate methods after the heartbreaking loss of some key characters, however it shouldn’t come as a lot of a shock if the solid reunites for the present’s fourth story arc.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the remainder of the younger solid 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, nevertheless, is gruff police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour), who seemingly died within the season’s remaining 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
Everybody concerned with Stranger Issues is tight-lipped about the place the collection might go in season four, however there have been some clues.
In a July interview, Matt Duffer prompt that the story might certainly observe the principle characters exterior of Hawkins within the fourth season.
“I feel the largest factor that’s going to occur is it’s going to open up a bit bit, not essentially by way of scale, by way of particular results, however open up by way of permitting plotlines into areas exterior of Hawkins,” Duffer instructed Leisure Weekly.
That would appear to trace nicely with the characters’ determination to depart Hawkins within the season finale, in addition to the post-credits scene set within the Soviet Union, and the not too long ago 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 November 7, 2019: Added the title of the Stranger Issues season four premiere episode.