More eerie events await those who follow the Stranger Things series!
As of this writing, it’s been over three years since we last saw Eleven, Mike, and the other members of the Hawkins gang in the Netflix series.
The first half of the fourth season of the beloved series will be available on Netflix later this month, while the second half will be available in 2022.
And if Sadie Sink’s latest statements are to be believed, the next chapter will be even wilder.
“It’s the strongest season we’ve ever had,” she said to People in an interview. “The sheer size of it is mind-blowing.
“I’m excited because we’ll be delving into a wide range of topics and revealing new aspects of the beloved characters. It’s on its way!”
Also in May 2022, Sink told RadioTimes.com and other media outlets that Max’s plot will be darker in the upcoming episodes.
“She had a lot of difficult material this year, to be honest. Finding out what Max’s [moods] looked like and coming up with something that seemed authentic to her was a fun challenge. The prose was excellent throughout. So I was able to do my job much more easily “she stated.
“Compared to past seasons, it was a more methodical approach. Considering that we were constantly dealing with paranormal and serious themes. The show’s human side comes through in season 4, though. Because of this, it required a bit more effort and care.
Season 4’s arrival is sure to be bittersweet for fans, as the Duffer brothers have confirmed that season 5 will be “the last” and that it would end the show for good with the release of the fourth installment.
Season 4 of The Walking Dead will start up 185 days after the end of the previous season, revealing that Eleven will adapt to her new home in California, as well as shady government types and a major explosion…
🚨ST4 VOLUME 1 IS NOW STREAMING🚨 pic.twitter.com/8KpNc3hBNi
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) May 27, 2022
As seen in the previous trailers, Eleven is seen being restrained by an unidentified character, and there are some creepy visuals in this one as well, as the Creel mansion was once owned by Robert Englund, the man who played Freddy Krueger in the original film.
Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date
Season 4 of Stranger Things will premiere on May 27th, 2022.
Season 4 part 2 will be released on July 1st, 2022, but fans will have to wait till then.
In addition, the upcoming season will have some of the longest program runtimes ever seen on television.
Season 4 was originally “scheduled to come out” in March of last year, according to David Harbour (Hopper) “However, due to the impending arrival of COVID-19, the anticipated release date has been “pushed back” too early 2021.
Filming would have wrapped up in August 2020 if it hadn’t been for the pause. Filming will begin in March 2020 after the script was completed.
During a June episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) said that filming would wrap up in the summer of 2021, and this was backed up by David Harbour’s statement that shooting was “nearly done.”
A program with as many special effects as Stranger Things will require months of post-production, but the actor stated, “I’ve got one more short stint, we should be done in like August.”
A Fanmio user asked Finn Wolfhard if the fourth season of Stranger Things would air in 2022, and Wolfhard replied, “I don’t think so.” “Hopefully, it will be released by the end of the year.”
When asked by Collider in March 2021 about a release date, co-star Gaten Matarazzo used a similar technique, saying there was still a lot of filming to get through.
There are only a handful of dates you can count on, he explained. On a day-to-day basis, “we still do not know whether or not we will be filming next week,” he says. “It is a ‘guesstimation’ on when we’ll be filming next when we’ll be closing up when the release will be, all that nonsense.”
Even though it’s coming up in roughly two weeks, he still does not have a specific date set for filming. “I should be filming like next month for a bigger chunk than I’ve had in a bit,” he explained further. As a result, it’s impossible to say with certainty when we’ll finish.
Filming had been going on for some time when the pandemic got out of hand, and some scenes had been done before the first lockdown.
Forced breaks from filming allowed The Duffers to enhance the screenplays before returning to set, which may have slowed things down had the modifications been made to already-filmed parts.
Shawn Levy, the show’s executive producer, told Collider that he viewed this as a positive development. As he stated, “the epidemic obviously delayed shooting and hence the launch of our current season 4.” Because they were given more time and freedom to rework, the Duffer brothers’ screenplays are stronger than before. “But it affected positively because they were able to write the entire season — for the first time — before we shot it.”
“It’s taking a lot longer than usual, which is unusual for us because the program takes its sweet time to make. Even if we try our best and we’re playing it by the ear, the pace is not as constant or consistent as we’d like it to be “In an interview, Matarazzo revealed to People. As far as I’m concerned, “I think the most important thing is that we’re all safe while we’re working.”
We can rest assured that our efforts will be fruitful. I think the scripts are fantastic,” Dyer told Vogue in an interview. All of this excites me. Nancy has my full support. As each season comes to a close, we ask ourselves, “Where is this going?” What’s the point of this? It was only after that, when we got our hands on the scripts for the following season, that we were left speechless.
So, while I can’t say much more than that it will take some time before it is released, I can assure you that the wait will be well worth it. You can count on it to be a major deal. You can count on it!
Who Stars in Stranger Things 4?
The cast of Stranger Things 4 includes the following actors.
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane Hopper
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
- Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
- Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
- Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
- Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
- Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman
- Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair
- Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin Brenner
- Paul Reiser as Dr. Sam Owens
Our expectations are high for all the key characters of Stranger Things to return for season 4, despite the show’s recent growth and a few deaths.
The cast of Stranger Things season 4 includes Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will, Max, Sadie, Nancy, Jonathan, Robin, and Hopper (Winona Ryder and Charlie Heaton) (David Harbour).
While filming season 4 of Stranger Things, Netflix has published a few behind-the-scenes photographs of the cast, including Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), and Joe Keery (Steve Harrington).
The fact that Hopper didn’t die in season three means that Harbour has also been talking about the possibility of seeing him again.
In an interview with Total Film, Harbour revealed that he was always aware of the direction his character was headed in. My suspicions have been confirmed since the beginning… Since the first season, I’ve had these conversations with the Duffer brothers. That Gandalf resurrection—Gandalf the Grey who kills the Balrog and then Gandalf the White—has always intrigued us.”
Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas’s sister Erica (of “you can’t spell America without Erica” fame), has been elevated to series regular. Season 4 cast members have also been officially revealed by Netflix. Some big-name recurring stars have been added to the cast, including three new regulars.
Jonathan’s new closest friend, Argyle (Booksmart’s Eduardo Franco), is “a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers great pizza for Surfer Boy Pizza,” while Sweeney Todd star Jamie Campbell Bower is “a kind man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital.”
Also appearing in the series are actors Joseph Quinn (from Catherine the Great) and Mason Due (from Bosch), who play Eddie Munson and the head of Hawkins High’s official D&D club, The Hellfire Club, respectively.
Freddy Kreuger himself, Robert Englund, has been cast in a recurring role in Stranger Things, and his character Victor Creel has been characterized as “a strange and imposing man who is imprisoned for a terrible crime in the 1950s” in the show’s description.
Along with Tom Wlaschiha (best known for his role as Jaqen H’ghar in Game of Thrones), Sherman Augustus (Westworld), and Nikola Djuricko (Genius), the new cast members include Tom Wlaschiha (best known for his role as Jaqen H’ghar in Game of Thrones), who plays a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper, Sherman Augustus (Westworld), and Nikola Djuricko (Genius), who plays a smart, no-
The younger brother of Maya Hawke, Levon Thurman Hawke, has been sighted on set by some keen viewers (Robin). According to rumors, Thurman and Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) were photographed together on-site in October.
Levon will not appear in the fourth season, Maya announced in November 2021, reversing a previous rumor.
she said to Radio Times magazine, “My brother isn’t in the show!” she insisted. That’s why he came to see me. His only option to get on set was to dress as an extra and undergo COVID testing, as the regulations for the program required it to be.
On that particular day, photographers were around, so they snapped a picture of him and proclaimed, “Nepotism strikes again!”.” There’s no way! If you happen to catch a glimpse of him, he’s not in the performance. So, “Internet, chill down!”
“I’ve got a role that we haven’t shot yet on Stranger Things,” says Agents of SHIELD star Joel Stoffer, who has been cast in a currently unknown character.
Nothing like this is going to last long term for me,” he says. I received the pages of my scene, but I had no idea who the players were or what their names were.
Dr Sam Owens (Paul Reiser) returned for season three and appears to be returning for season four. In the wake of Dr Martin Brenner’s departure from Hawkins Lab, Dr. Sam, who works for the US Department of Energy, was promoted to the position of Director of Operations.
For his part, he helped Hopper adopt Eleven and investigate the Gate to the Upside Down. We may expect more activity in the department when he returns…
As far as doctors go, Brenner could make a comeback. Will we learn more about Brenner and the experiments he carried out now that we’ve gotten glimpses of the other children at the facility and Eleven? While he was pulled down and attacked by a Demogorgon in season one, we never know someone’s dead unless we see a body in sci-fi and horror!
An Instagram account belonging to the Stranger Things franchise released a list of the new cast members in an Upside-Down fashion.
A “disturbed and menacing guy imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital,” Robert Englund will play Victor Creel.
Jonathan’s new best friend, Argyle, is played by Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), a “fun-loving stoner.”
As played by Twilight Saga and Harry Potter star Jamie Campbell Bower (Pete Ballard), “a compassionate man who works as an orderly at a mental institution,” Peter Ballard is the protagonist of this film.
Sullivan is Sherman Augustus’ Lt. Colonel character, “a no-nonsense man who believes he can halt the evil in Hawkins.”
Playing Jason Carver is “an attractive, rich athlete who is dating the most popular girl in school” by Teen Wolf’s Mason Dye.
As Yuri, “an unpredictable Russian smuggler who enjoys stupid jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy type peanut butter,” Nikola Djuricko steps into the role.
Prison guard Dmitri is played by Jaqen H’ghar as Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar).
“Head of the Hawkins High official D&D Club, The Hellfire Club” is Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn.
There is a good chance we’ll be departing Hawkins in season 4 for the colder temperature of Russia, based on the (casting) lines above.
Overturned Polaroids were used to announce new cast members for the second time in June by Netflix.
Myles Truitt will portray Hawkins basketball star Patrick, a “cool, fast-talking band nerd,” while Anne with an E’s Amybeth McNulty will portray Vickie, “a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our cherished heroes,” according to a press release.
Regina Ting Chen of Queen of the South and Grace Van Dien of The Village has been cast as Ms. Kelly and Chrissy, the “most popular girl in school” with a “dark secret,” respectively.
Stranger Things Season 4 Trailers
As announced in the first full-length trailer for the series released in November 2021, the show will pick up 185 days after its previous run’s end.
In addition to Eleven’s conversation with Mike about settling into her new home in California, the rest of the gang is being pursued by government types, and there is a considerable bit of gunfire…
Another, the longer trailer was released on Tuesday, April 12th of 2022, emphasizing the risky voyage that Eleven will have to undertake.
Dr. Sam Owens (Paul Reiser) tells Eleven in a cafe that “a war is coming” in footage that shows Hopper being held prisoner in Russia while he fights lesser versions of the Demogorgon.
I moved you all away from Hawkins because I figured you’d be secure,” he adds. Your friends in Hawkins may be caught up in the storm.
“Without you, we cannot win this fight,” Owens tells Eleven as she explains that she has lost her powers.
Hopper’s fate had been revealed in a trailer that had been released earlier…
On August 6th, 2021, a teaser trailer for the fourth season of Stranger Things was released, indicating that Eleven will be kidnapped.
Dr. Brenner’s experiments on children, including Eleven, were featured in a new Netflix documentary that debuted on May 6. In Seasons 1 and 2, the lab was last seen. Clock ticks down as youngsters play cards on a rainbow car track and the Magic 8 Ball announces “signs point to yes” as a child laughs creepily. Dr. Brenner is present and the narrator says, “We have something extremely special planned for you today.” We think this is a flashback.
Door number 11 is shown on the screen, and we hear the words “inside” as we enter “What’s the eleventh? So, are you paying attention? “as soon as Eleven’s eyes finally open up fully. Below, you can see it.
Then came the TUDUM teaser, which was a short clip from the beginning of the new season.
Stranger Things Season 4 Plot
A synopsis of the Netflix narrative is as follows: “It’s been six months since Hawkins was terrorized and decimated by the Battle of Starcourt. Our circle of pals has been split up for the first time, and high school hasn’t made matters any easier for them. New and terrifying supernatural threats emerge at this vulnerable moment, presenting a grisly puzzle that could ultimately put a stop to the horrors of the Upside Down if answered.”
With all the production delays, the Stranger Things cast has had more time than normal to divulge plot elements.
There will be a dramatic shift in tone from the third season, according to Fear Street actor Sadie Sink who portrays Max Mayfield on Netflix’s hit fantasy series.
Some fans may be concerned that not all of their favorite characters will survive the “very, really dark season” as she promised in an interview with PA.
The show’s scope is expanding at an exponential rate, she told Collider. “It’s been a wonderful treat to watch where the tale has taken them. This year has been incredible. And the fact that the stakes have been raised considerably. They’ve never been higher.”
Natalia Dyer told The Independent that season 4 had taken off “The scripts are excellent, in my opinion. All of us wonder, after each season: “Where is this going?” I don’t know how this could continue any further. In addition to that, when we get our hands on the scripts for the following year we are astounded.”
She went on: “You can count on it to be a major deal. We can’t wait to see it!”
At the same time, Matarazzo revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the cast’s maturation was an inspiration for the show’s new tone.
For him, this season’s “tone” is “clearly matured” and “done on design” by the show’s creators (Matt and Ross Duffer), because he believes they want the show to age with their children. “Our characteristics must also grow older with us as we age as individuals. As a result of being confronted with this dilemma, they’re able to take advantage of it. Our height or voice changes aren’t an issue for them.”
It was an emotional finale to the third season. After Hopper’s death, Joyce kidnapped Jonathan and Will but left Hawkins and Eleven in their relocation van. We now know that Hopper is still alive.
Hopper Is Alive
Hopper’s suffering is highlighted in the season four synopsis: “Not everything is going well for our ‘American,’ who has been detained in the frigid wastes of Kamchatka, far from home, where he must contend with human… and other… perils. New horrors are beginning to arise in the United States, something long-buried and connected to everything else…”
We already know that Hopper is alive, but we also know that he will undergo a major personality shift. Hopper is always consistent “We’ll see a different man in the future, according to Harbour: An entirely new take on the same person. Being able to play is a wonderful privilege.”
On Jimmy Kimmel Live recently, Harbour said that he was offered the role of Alexei Shostakov (AKA Red Guardian), a Russian super-soldier, a month after filming on season three of Stranger Things concluded. Hopper’s look for season four of the show was influenced by this revelation.
According to him, he was cast to play a character who begins his story in a Russian prison. Conspiracy theories abound, claiming that Dennis Hopper traveled to Russia, donned a superhero costume, and then appeared as Red Guardian in the Black Widow film.
Aside from sending them to set photos, he said he went to great efforts to make sure the Duffer Brothers didn’t copy Black Widow’s look. I thought to myself, ‘I can’t be the same guy with long hair and a beard in the same prison,'” he said of his experience.
“We had intended to do it that way, which is why I ended up with so much hair and beard. As soon as I realized this, I yelled out, “Guys, we can’t do this. For the sake of this Marvel film, I just cannot have a beard or hair.’ As a result, we came up with a completely new design for the product. We shaved [Hopper’s] head to show his commitment to his new look.”
Additionally, we’re eager to see how Hopper is revived and how his relationship with Eleven evolves, which is good news as Harbor promised we’ll get more background with a callback to season two when Eleven finds boxes tagged ‘dad,’ ‘Vietnam, and New York’ in season two.
On this, Harbour elaborated during his appearance at the Liverpool Comic-Con. ‘We’re going to express Hopper’s backstory dramatically,’ the show’s writers promise in the upcoming fourth season.
This is my favorite part of him, which you guys don’t know about yet, but it has to do with the stories of New York, Vietnam, and my father,” Harbour continued.
Hopper’s plot, which takes place in Russia, is the greatest of the bunch, but the actor noted that all of the diverse storylines will combine in a very interesting way, according to Entertainment Weekly.
There will be “a lot more layers regarding Eleven and Brenner and the institution, what she went through, and is going through,” he said. This new Creel House scenario in Hawkins, which of course all relates, is another fresh piece to the situation.”
Will Eleven’s Powers Return?
After losing her superpowers, we may expect huge things from Eleven as well. We’d like to see them return at the greatest feasible time.
We’re a little worried about some of the fan theories floating around about her abilities. weedmonkey666, a Reddit user, has suggested that Eleven’s bite from a monster could allow the Mind Flayer to get inside her head.
Mind Flayers can control Eleven as they did with Billy, Will, and the flayed if Eleven gets infected. They can either utilize Eleven to expand their influence or destroy her.
There is some evidence to support this notion, but fingers crossed that’s not the case. Eleven’s skull has a shadow on it in the closing scene of season three. We don’t know what this means, but when you consider that the Gate only appeared to be closed for a brief moment, the Soviets may be still holding a Demogorgon.
never thought i’d be crying over a jar of peanut butter but here i am pic.twitter.com/Gl1XhSV1di
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) June 7, 2022
We’re Not in Hawkins Anymore
In terms of the show’s expansion, we do know that it will now take place outside of Hawkins. Season four will “expand out a little bit… not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of letting plotlines into regions outside of Hawkins,” according to the Duffers in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. And there have been numerous character additions – including prison guards – to support this claim.
Season Scariest Yet
According to Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington in the fourth season of Stranger Things, it’s going to be the scariest yet. This year is going to be scarier than previous years, says the actor to Total Film: “I know I say this every year, but this is going to be a lot scarier than earlier years.”
Season 4 will be “the scariest [season] out of the previous three, which I love because it’s extremely fun to film,” as Matarazzo revealed in her interview. In an interview with US Weekly, (via)
Beyond Hopper and the main plot arc, Erica’s comic book story may show up now that she is a regular on the show. To avoid getting into trouble, Erica begins selling green acid she sneaked out of a Russian lab to raise money for a new lab at the end of Season 3. While the story doesn’t seem very dramatic for the small screen, hopefully, it suggests that the fan-favorite foursome will be seen more in season 4.
We don’t know much about Robin’s past, therefore she could be a suitable candidate for more investigation in season 4. As a former journalist who became a private investigator, we may learn how Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) ended himself living in a bunker and drinking vodka. With Gelman now a series regular, this looks more feasible than ever before.)
Hawkins’ fiercest teenagers are once again pitted against the horrific creatures of Upside Down, and it looks like there will be lots more action. Photos from the set have recently been posted by MailOnline, which show Joe Keery (Steve), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Maya Hawke (Robin), Sadie Sink (Max), and Priah Ferguson (Erica) getting ready for a fight scene. To further tease an explosive series conclusion, Metro published photographs of Hawkins police cars against a backdrop of ruins and enormous blue screens.
The Stranger Things Crosley Cassette Player Bundle, which goes on sale on Friday, November 19th, exclusively at Walmart in the United States, may contain a clue for season 4 fans who are eagerly awaiting it.
Mystery voicemails from a character who is expected to appear in season four are included in the bundle, and their identity is being kept a secret for now.