Be prepared because the demogorgons are coming back sooner than you expect. Yes, you read that right because Netflix just recently confirmed that Stranger Things Season 4 is just around the corner. The show was renewed for a 4th installment in 2019 shortly after the release of the second season. But what took it so long for the announcement to come? For all such similar questions, continue reading the article because it covers all the rumors, new cast members, possible storylines, and trailer-related details. So without any further delay, let’s dive right into it.
When is the Stranger Things Season 4 coming out?
According to some insiders, the show’s filming has not been completed yet. This means that the show will not drop any time before 2022.
With that being said, we do not have any official release date for the new season yet. But who knows, maybe in a couple of weeks, Netflix will drop something useful for the fans.
The show was renewed for a 4th season back in 2019, but the production got delayed due to the pandemic and busy schedules of actors. But now that everything’s back to normal, our favorite Hawkins’ Gang is coming back very soon.
The upcoming season was not filmed in one place. For the first time in the show’s history, we will get to see characters in other places, not Hawkins. Most likely, this is because of Hopper being trapped in Russia and the Byers moving out of Hawkins.
Are there any changes in the cast for Stranger Things’ new season?
Obviously, the main characters remain unchanged, but there are some new additions to the cast.
A few weeks ago, Duffer Brothers posted a video on all their social media accounts about the new cast member, Amybeth McNulty. The actress also revealed this on her Instagram account. Anne With An E’ fans were very happy to see the actress in such a big project, and the whole of Twitter couldn’t stop talking about it for days.
Other than Amybeth, Myles Truitt Regina, Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien will also be joining the cast.
While the rest of the cast remains unchanged, the main actor’s Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Winona Ryder, and Caleb McLaughlin, will be returning for sure.
The dynamic duo of Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke) and Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) will also be seen in the upcoming season.
However, fans have been perplexed about whether David Harbour will return for the next season. As season 3 did not end well for his character, Hopper, but fans still have hope as his death wasn’t shown by the writers, meaning that there is a possibility of Jim being taken hostage by Russian authorities.
Other dead characters like Alexei “Smirnoff” and Billy Hardgrove won’t be making the final cut, but they might be shown in some flashback scenes.
What is the plot for season 4 of Stranger Things?
We only have 2 teasers of Stranger Things with us, and predicting the next season’s plot on their basis can be a very hectic task. So for the main plot, we’ll have to wait till Netflix makes any official announcements regarding it.
But we can always analyze theories or directors’ interviews, which by the way, have a lot of hidden information in them.
Season 3 ended with El losing Hopper as he tried to save Hawkins. She moves in with Will Byers and his mother Joyce (who happened to love Hopper). The characters move on with their lives, thinking that the worst phase is over, but little do they know what the future holds for them.
Now the question arises, will we see the gang reunite?
Most likely, yes, because the 4th season is set around Christmas, which means that the Byers family will come back to Hawkins to celebrate it with their friends. Without Mike and others meeting Will and Eleven. The story cannot be continued efficiently. Because the two characters have a special attachment to Upside Down, so their reunion is crucial.
How many episodes are there in the 4th installment of Stranger Things?
Netflix confirmed 8 episodes in the new season, just like 1st and 3rd seasons. But in one picture on Duffer Brothers’ Twitter account, 9 stacks of scripts were shown. And there can only be two possibilities whether there are 9 episodes or 8 episodes and one special episode.
All episodes will be released at once only on Netflix.
Is there any trailer for the 4th season?
The latest teaser that was released on YouTube was coded. Some fans were sharp enough to notice it. It had a 002/004 watermark. Some fan theories suggest that this means 2 more trailers or teasers are yet to be released by Netflix.
The teaser was very intense. It focused on El and a ticking clock which might mean that they don’t have enough time. This only adds to the suspense!
That was everything about the new season of Stranger Things, hope you found this article useful. Stay tuned for more information!