Are you eagerly awaiting Season 4 of Netflix’s now cult sci-fi series Stranger Things? You have come to the right place, since the purpose of this file is to provide you with as much information as possible about it. If you haven’t seen the first three seasons yet, beware: this file contains plenty of spoilers!
The Stranger Things season 4 approach! New episodes of Netflix’s fantasy series are coming soon and a first teaser was even released recently. While waiting for the streaming site to announce the broadcast date, we take stock of everything we already know about this season 4, about the rumors, the story, the cast and all the fan expectations.
What is the release date for Strangers Things season 4?
No release date has yet been revealed. The filming of season 4 of Strangers Things was unfortunately not spared by the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming had indeed started on January 7, 2020, with a scheduled end in early August, until the health crisis brought international television and film production to a halt. Only two episodes could be shot. According to the latest information available to us, the Duffer Brothers sci-fi series should soon pick up, however, as an official trailer showing what happened to Hopper at the end of the events of Season 3 has recently revealed by Netflix.
However, based on the release dates of previous seasons (winter for season 1, fall for season 2, summer for season 3), there is a good chance that ‘it is broadcast in the spring and also during a period of school holidays. Given that there is usually a one to two year delay between each season, a release date in the spring of 2021 (or mid-2021 due to filming delays), seems quite plausible.
In addition, and according to many sources, the resumption of production of season 4 of Stranger Things would be expected around September 17, 2020. Bobby Brown (Eleven) advanced on this subject during an episode of The Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon: “The team has already filmed two weeks in Lithuania… We were about to get started, but for the safety, well-being and health of all, obviously, the production was stopped ”she said. “But we are ready to go back to work as soon as this is all over.” Never mind, we are ready.
What happens in Stranger Things seasons 1, 2, and 3?
Let’s start at the beginning: for those who would like to read a recap of the previous episodes, Stranger Things is a sci-fi series from Netflix set in 1983, in Hawkins, a quiet little town in Roane County, Indiana, United States. The first season revolves around the mysterious disappearance of young Will Buyers, after an evening spent in the companion of his friends Dustin, Lucas, and Mike. While looking for her, the three boys meet Eleven (Eleven), a strange young girl. The city police chief Jim hopper decides to investigate and suspects the Hawkins National Laboratory, which he believes to be involved in the emergence of many mysteries and other supernatural phenomena.
Be careful, spoilers. The second season takes place in the fall, a year after Will Byers’s eventful return. The story continues: The citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still fearful of the Demogorgon and the secrets of the Laboratory. Eleven is missing, and Mike is still looking for her. Due to his time in the Upside Down, the other world, Will is no longer the same, constantly overcome with terrible visions. A sinister entity always threatens those who survived.
Season 3, the last season aired to date, takes place once again a year after the events of season 2. So we are in 1985, still in Hawkins, this time in the middle of summer. The school year is over and the city welcomes a brand new shopping center … which will be one of the highlights of this season. Whether it’s Will, Mike, Eleven, Dustin or Lucas, the whole gang has grown and evolved, each in their own way. Teenage issues set in, with them the first love stories and other romances. But during this time, danger lurks: they will have to unite to face an increasingly strong enemy.
Remember: the main storyline of Season 3 revolved around a group of Russians who had made a machine capable of opening the door to the other world, located under Hawkins. As the kids sought to stop the Mind Flayer, Hopper and Joyce embarked on their own quest to stop the Russians, with the help of scientist Alexei and ex-journalist turned conspiracy theorist. Murray Bauman. In the end, as Joyce tries to stop the machine, Hopper is in the middle of a fight with Grigori, a Russian sent to stop them. Hawkins’ cop and Eleven’s adoptive father finally sacrifices himself for his city as Joyce prepares to close the portal to the other world. The third season ends on a tragic note: Joyce Byers and her children, Jonathan and Will, leave Hawkins with Eleven.
What plot for season 4 of The Stranger Things?
You probably won’t have escaped your notice, the Stranger Things series has been responsible for a myriad of theories on the Internet since the very first season was released on July 15, 2016. It is now well known that Stranger Things has been inspired many times. fictional works, like some Stephen King stories, or other pop culture references, like the medieval fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. On closer inspection, we also see that the series was inspired by real events, such as the MK-Ultra project, an illegal secret CIA project from the 1950s to 1970s which aimed to develop manipulation techniques. mental. Between a sci-fi genre that leaves plenty of room for the imagination and a story set in the ’80s, the show’s writers have plenty to do.
And precisely, let’s talk about it, the 1980s. Wouldn’t the fall of the communist regimes in Europe have taken place in 1989, after more than forty years of cold war between the United States and Russia? Hey, and wouldn’t Stranger Things season 3 take place in 1985, showing Russians trying to hide an experimental machine? Isn’t the prison where Jim Hopper appears to be in the post-credits scene a Russian prison? You’re starting to see where the theories for Season 4 are going. Assuming that Season 4 follows the “pattern” of the previous seasons and also takes place a year later, in 1986, the latter could easily be linked to the worst nuclear disaster in history: Chernobyl.
It is therefore quite possible that the other world is directly related to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a major nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 (hey, in the spring, as if by chance!) Within the nuclear power plant. VI Lenin, in Pripyat, USSR. Would it not be possible for the Russians to detonate the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant while trying to do a new experiment, like in season 3? Imagine for five seconds the effects of radioactive contamination on creatures like the Mind Flayer. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … Especially since the latter is still stuck in the other world.
The veracity of this theory is not yet confirmed, however. Likewise, Strangers Things Season 3 was released, as a reminder, just over a month after Craig Mazin’s excellent miniseries Chernobyl, which plunged viewers into the horror and tragedy of the event. Let’s just say that the close release of these two series had, at the time, helped fans make the connection between the Chernobyl event and the eventual storyline for Season 4 of Stranger Things.
But while no plot has yet been confirmed for season 4, Matarrazo (Dustin) spoke in an interview for Vanity about the future of the series, current theories, and the possible content of Season 4: “All theories are interesting, but my favorite is the one that says Suzy is actually a spy working for the Russian government. I find it so stupid, and yet so funny. I just hope it doesn’t, because that would be really weird! “.
Jim Hopper is he really dead?
In a post-credits footage from Season 3, Soviet soldiers are discovered in what appears to be a Russian prison talking about an “American.” Except that Jim Hopper was called this way by Grigori, foreshadowing that our favorite sheriff would still be alive.
The Stranger Things season 4 teaser video – which lasts just under a minute – says a lot about the rest of the series, including the plight of Jim Hopper. Because yes, you read that correctly: Hopper is confirmed alive, and is indeed locked in a Russian prison. The plot of Season 4 and its official release date are currently well kept under seal by the US SVOD service.
Which actors are renewed for season 4 of Stranger Things?
A good part of the actors of the series will a priori be present in season 4, although things may change between now and the release and nothing is yet 100% completely official. “Hop [Hopper] told us to leave the door open by 3 inches… you are welcome ”can we read in a Tweet published on March 3, 2020 by the official Twitter account of the series, in a very nice and old-fashioned video, where we can see a good part of the cast. So far, the presence of these actors has been confirmed:
- Noah Schnapp (Will),
- Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven),
- Finn Wolfhard (Mike)
- Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin)
- Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas)
- Erica (Priah Ferguson)
- Joyce (Winona Ryder)
- Sadie Sink (Max)
- Joe Keery (Steve)
- Natalia Dyer (Nancy)
- Charlie Heaton (Jonathan)
- Maya Hawke (Robin)
- And of course David Harbor (Hopper), who we saw working on a railroad in Russia in a tweet from Netflix Ireland.
We also know that Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar in Game of Thrones) will appear in season 4, as well as Joel Stoffer, one of the actors of Agents of SHIELD.
Be careful, spoilers. Obviously, we don’t expect to see either Dacre Montgomery (Billy), Alec Utgoff (Alexei), or Shannon Purser (Barbara Holland) again. The November 1983 Demogorgon shouldn’t be re-appearing either, unless the writers think otherwise, of course.
ICYMI – Tom Wlaschiha who was in Game of Thrones will be appearing in # StrangerThings4. pic.twitter.com/qiRPjv0Rtu
– What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) February 18, 2020
Where will Stranger Things season 4 take place?
We do not yet know exactly where the action will take place in Season 4 of Stranger Things, although some information has already appeared on the web. We especially know that Matt Duffer (Ross Duffer’s brother, the Dufflers being the writers and creators of the series) had spoken about the filming locations during an interview with Entertainment Weekly: “I think the greatest thing is going to happen [pour la saison 4] is that things will open up a bit. Not necessarily in terms of scale per se, nor in terms of special effects, but rather in terms of allowing the plot to be released into other areas, outside of Hawkins. ” A quote from one of the fathers of the series, therefore, which promised an opening (geographical, you will understand) for the following events. We know, for example, that part of the shoot has already taken place in Vilnius, Lithuania, according to Millie Bobby Brown and a leaked video from Twitter StrangerThingsSpoiler. A mysterious tweet from the show’s official account later confirmed this possibility in September 2019: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore,” read over a (microscopic) teaser.
The working title used for the shooting of season 4 is “TARECO” (we inquired, it is a Brazilian cookie from the Northeast region). As part of the Hot Spots: New Mexico conference (a new conference that highlights filming locations outside of Hollywood), Patty Whitcher and Momita SenGupta, the VPs of production at Netflix, spoke on possible filming locations: “Season 4 is bigger, bolder and more complex than ever. This is the first time the series has traveled beyond Atlanta. ” To the question “can we expect scenes to be shot in Russia?” SenGrupta replied with humor: “If I answered you that, I would disappear into a witness protection program”. However, it will have lifted the veil on new state-of-the-art facilities in New Mexico for Netflix, which would have “lent themselves to history” for Season 4, without further details.
Part of the story should nevertheless take place in Hawkins, since according to Atlanta Magazine, the first shoots took place in Stockbridge and the Patrick Henry Adult Education Center in Atlanta on March 4. Other surrounding locations were also used for filming, such as a private liberal arts college located in Mount Berry, also in Atlanta, Georgia. Between March 13 and 14, 2020, the series also reportedly set up a base camp near a Costco Wholesale on Fischer Road, outside of Peachtree City.
How many episodes are planned for season 4?
According to TVLine, it is not 8, but 9 episodes that would actually be planned for season 4, as for season 2. According to Michael Ausellio, an American journalist, author and actor who is often well informed, this possible 9th episode would be centered around “the origins” of a single character: “I also heard that one of the fan favorite characters will have his story, his origins, told in one, or more, of these nine episodes” he voiced on TVLine, February 6, 2020. Who it will be, we’ll see!
In addition, if the We Got This Covered website is to be believed: “Netflix will most likely cut Stranger Things season 4 into two parts. […] The second part, we were told, could be marketed like season 5, except that it will actually be the second half of season 4. It will continue the same scenario ”. The story of season 4 should therefore extend to season 5.
Will season 4 be the last of Stranger Things?
It’s still not clear if the fifth season of Stranger Things will be the last, or not, or even if it will exist at all. In fact, even the Duffer brothers don’t know it (yet). Here’s what Ross, one of the two brothers, said in an interview with Enews and about a possible Season 5: “We really don’t know. We’ll probably end the series by four or five seasons, but what do we know? What I mean is nothing is official yet, but we know where we want to go. We’re still trying to figure out how long it will take to get there… So we’ll see ”. His brother Matt seemed less excited, adding, “It’s difficult. Quatre seems short. Five seems long. I do not know yet “. Time will tell.
In need of Stranger Things while waiting for season 4?
Even if we will have to wait until the fourth season to see the rest of the events, know that a retro game taken from season 3 of Stranger Things is available on the Microsoft Store in the United States (we give you the procedure for play from France). Note that there is also Stranger Things 3: The Game, another game adaptation of the series, still around season 3.