Stranger Things Season 4: Here’s everything you need to know about the fourth season of Netflix popular sci-fi drama series Stranger Things.
- Netflix renewed its popular sci-fi horror mystery show Stranger Things for the fourth season in Sep 2019.
- Stranger Things Season 4 will release in two parts. It will be the penultimate season of the series.
Stranger Things is a popular American web series that first aired on Netflix in July 2016 and became pretty popular on the first day of its release itself. This show is a science fiction teen drama that involves a mysterious monster and it uncovers some dark secret truths. Stranger Things attracted record viewership on Netflix and has a young and international fan base. The viewers of this show claim that if you have watched Stranger Things, it has definitely made it to your favourite list of shows.
After three super successful seasons, Netflix renewed the show for a fourth season in Sep 2019. The upcoming season has a premiere date now. Here’s is everything we know about the fourth season of Stranger Things, from its release date to production updates, cast members.
Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date
As we mentioned earlier, Netflix renewed the show for a fourth season back in Sep 2019.
Originally, the makers were planning to release the fourth season of Stranger Things in 2020 but that didn’t happen all thanks to the pandemic.
we’re not in hawkins anymore
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) December 31, 2019
In an Instagram Q&A back in March 2020, David Harbour stated that he thought new episodes were “supposed to come out early next year” (although he admitted he didn’t have “authority” on that).
In late October, Natalia Dyer (Nancy) told The Independent that it’s going to be “a while” before we see anything new.
After waiting for more than 2.5 years, Stranger Things Season 4 gets a premiere date. The upcoming season 4 will be split into parts. Part 1 will release on May 27, 2022, followed by Part 2 on July 1, 2022.
In a letter written by Matt and Ross Duffer, they announced why they’ve split season 4 and the decision to end the show with the fifth season.
uoos noʎ ǝǝs pic.twitter.com/pJ71dRgmo1
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) February 17, 2022
Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer
The trailer is not out yet but the announcement of another season was made on September 30, 2019, just two months after the premiere of season three. The announcement was made through a video that dropped on the show’s official Twitter handle first with the caption “We’re not in Hawkins anymore”.
On February 14, 2020, as a welcome gift on valentine’s day, Netflix dropped a teaser of season 4 with the caption “From Russia with love” where Hopper can be seen as working for the Russians. However, fans were pleased to see Hopper alive.
A welcome gift on Valentine's Day? Stranger Things have happened. pic.twitter.com/6bUFvnyrjY
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 14, 2020
The second tease came over a year later in May 2021 with the title “Eleven, are you listening?”.
The third teaser came as part of Netflix’s TUDUM event called “Creel House.”
The fourth and final teaser titled Welcome to California was released on Nov 6, 2021.
The trailer of the fourth season is expected to release in April, around a month before the Part 1 premieres on May 27, 2022.
Stranger Things Season 4 Plot
In the climax of season 3, we saw Hopper being trapped or dead in an experimental cell and we also saw Eleven move out with Joyce to live with her. As Hopper was dead there was no one to look after Eleven. Season 3 ends on a tragic note.
However, after the release of the season 4 teaser, we saw Hopper being alive and working with the Russians. In this upcoming season, we can expect Hopper to unveil some dark truths about the secret experiments of Russians and we can expect kids moving out of Hawkins to solve the ongoing mystery. A number of fans theories are out on Reddit. You can read it right here.
Netflix also shared the synopsis the fourth season:
“It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
What’s the production status?
Filming for the fourth season started in Jan 2020. It was scheduled to wrap up in Aug 2020. As everyone knows, Netflix put all its movies and shows to a halt in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Filming resumed in October 2020. After a lot of halts, filming wrapped in early September 2021 according to Noah Schnapp.
meanwhile in the upside down… pic.twitter.com/BtPlMjy0pS
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) October 1, 2020
Stranger Things Season 4 Cast
Another reason for the show’s immense popularity is its cast members. Other than the show, the attractive cast has a huge fanbase and fans love the friendship they share. We have seen these cast kids grow in sets themselves that is why the fans feel more connected to them.
In this season, the young cast is definitely going to be there because without them the show might fail. Anyways, here’s a list of expected cast members:
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Noah Schnapp as Will
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Sadie Sink as Max
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Joe Keery as Steve
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan
A tweet from Netflix in February 2020 confirmed that David Harbour will be returning to the role of Jim Hopper in season 4.
Season 4 will also see a lot of new characters. These are:
- Robert Englund as Victor Creel
- Eduardo Franco as Argyle described as Jonathan’s new BFF.
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard
- Sherman Augustus as Lt. Colonel Sullivan
- Mason Dye as Jason Carver
- Tom Wlaschiha as Dmitri
- Nikola Djuricko as Yuri
- Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson
- Amybeth McNulty as Vickie
- Myles Truitt as Patrick
- Regina Ting Chen as Ms. Kelly
- Grace Van Dien as Chrissy
— Stranger Things Spoilers (@SThingsSpoilers) April 6, 2020
How many episodes will there be in Stranger Things season 4?
The fourth season will have eight episodes like the first and third seasons. On November 7th (Stranger Things Day), the Stranger Writers Twitter account announced the name of the first episode of the fourth season. The fourth season has a total of 9 episodes.
Episode #401 – “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club” by The Duffer Brothers.
looking for new members… are you in? pic.twitter.com/P1xAWNUPss
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) November 7, 2019
Well, the fans are super excited for season four and more experiments and mysteries are about to unwind. If you still haven’t watched this series, go and watch it now on Netflix as it is a perfect show to binge-watch.