Despite the harrowing end to Stranger Things 3, we’re already gearing up for another trip to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana. The latest season of Netflix’s hit sci-fi show left quite a few stones unturned and ended on a surprising post-credits sequence which is the best indication yet there is plenty more story to tell. Here’s everything we know about Stranger Things 4.
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Although Netflix typically waits to see how well each show lands before announcing a renewal, so we can expect an announcement in the coming weeks. We do know that the Duffer Brothers have plans for season 4. In an interview with Vulture in 2017, they suggested that they will end it after four seasons. But producer Shawn Levy later said that enthusiasm from Netflix and its child stars may well have convinced them to go on for one more season after that, too.
Hope for the best
This will be a tough pill to swallow, but going by the pattern from seasons 1,2 and 3, it could be late 2020, or early 2021 before we see a new set of episodes. Season 2 came 15 months after season 1, and season 3 came 20 months after season 2. In the finale of Stranger Things 3, there was a reference to the Byers and the Wheelers spending Christmas together, and the previous two seasons have revolved around holidays, we’re thing possibly around Halloween and Independence Day. Perhaps December 2020 is our best hope if that is the direction they take.
Wait to find out
There were a few casualties in the last episode of season 3. Billy is certainly dead and is unlikely to return but there are question marks beside David Harbour’s name. Is Hopper alive? Fingers crossed we’ll have our answer when production resumes. Beyond that, we expect all of the main cast, including Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Gaten Matarazzo, and Finn Wolfhard, to return.