Stranger Things fans rejoice! The Stranger Things Season 4 is almost around the corner. Yes, what you just read is indeed confirmed. Stranger Things Season 4 was renewed way back in September of 2019 but due to come complications at their end and the sudden outbreak of Covid-19 halted the production. But now that the situation is getting better, when will the 4th season be released? You’ll read all about it in detail below. So, let’s commence!
According to the showrunners, the upcoming season is very different from its predecessors. This time the viewers will get to see some entirely different problems. What are they? Guess you’ll have to continue reading the article to find that out! And the greatest news is that David Harbour will return for the 4th season even though he was presumed dead.
Most of the main cast remains unchanged but there are a few additions to the cast too; Amybeth McNulty is joining the cast! However, we are not sure whether we’ll get to see the gang in one place again. Because as per the finale of the third season El moves out with Will and his family to a different city. And this mystery will only get solved once the 4th season premieres.
What about other characters? Will Stranger Things Season 4 be the last installment of the franchise? Let’s look into all these queries!
Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date
Netflix has not confirmed the release date for Stranger Things Season 4 yet. The pandemic is to blame here because the filming could not be completed in 2020. And when it resumed in 2021, the covid guidelines made it very difficult to continue with the work at the past pace of previous seasons.
However, the majority of the work for the 4th season is done, Duffer Brothers are left with the post-production phase. As soon as it will wrap up they’ll announce the release date as well. And we are hoping that the new batch of episodes will come out in the Winter of 2021 or early 2022!
Will there be a 5th season of Stranger Things? It is too early to say anything about it but the Duffer Brothers have talked about the 5th installment a number of times in various interviews. It all depends on the 4th season, if the upcoming season ends on a cliffhanger then the 5th installment is inevitable!
Stranger Things Season 4 Cast
Luckily we have a confirmed lineup for the cast of Stranger Things Season 4. And the majority of the main protagonists are returning in the upcoming season. But there are many other exciting additions to the cast too!
Anne With An E’s star Amybeth McNulty will be joining the cast of the 4th season. Duffer Brothers announced this recently through their social media accounts. Other than her, Myles Truitt Regina, Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien will also be joining the cast. Their character details are not known for now.
The original cast which has been in the show since season 1 includes:
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane Hopper
- 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
And yes the dynamic duo of Maya Hawke and Joe Keery will return to Stranger Things Season 4 as Robin and Steve. Other dead characters like Alexei Smirnoff and Billy Hardgrove are not expected to come back because they died in the third season. They can only return in some flashback scenes.
As the 4th season still has a lot of time till its release there might be a few more surprises planned for the fandom. Now all that we have to do is to remain patient!
There is no official plot synopsis for the plot of Stranger Things Season 4 so it is hard to predict the storyline. But the story will continue from where it ended in ‘The Battle of Starcourt’.
And there are high chances of the story being told in a different city other than Hawkins. Hopper’s experience in the Russian prison will make one interesting subplot. This time everyone will be affected by the Upside-Down. Must be a relief for El and Will!
Stranger Things Season 4 will also focus on the reunion of the gang which got scattered in the previous season. The upcoming season will consist of 8 or 9 episodes in total.
Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer
There is no official trailer for the 4th installment. However, there are 2 teasers for it; the first one came shortly after the release of the third season and the 2nd one came recently which showed El in the lab. The full-length trailer is expected to be released by the end of 2021!
The 4th installment hasn’t been released yet but the fans are already eager for Stranger Things Season 5 and if you are one of them then we have got you covered. Read all about the 5th season’s release date, cast, plot, trailer here!