Warning: This article contains spoilers for Stranger Things season 3.
The third season of Stranger Things might have been well-received by fans and critics alike, however, the season finale of the Duffer Brothers’ phenomenal science fiction horror series has everyone wondering what the team has in store for everyone in season 4 of the show.
Fan-favorite Hawkins Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) may very well be dead. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) now seems to have lost her powers. The Byers family move out of Hawkins, Indiana together with Eleven. Meanwhile, the Russians seemingly continue to toy with the upside down, keeping a Demogorgon and an American prisoner in a highly guarded facility in the middle of an icy wasteland.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer open up a little about season 4 of the series. Sure, season 3 might have ended with a whole lot of questions for fans, but the Duffers know where the story is supposed to go.
“We don’t want to write ourselves in a corner so we try to have these early discussions with the writers just to make sure that we’re setting ourselves up to go in the right direction,” Ross Duffer explains. “We don’t know a lot, but we do know a lot of the big broad strokes. At the end of season two, we knew about Billy. We knew that the Russians were going to come in. We didn’t know the mall and stuff, but again, we know these big broad strokes. That’s sort of where we are in season four. We have the big broad strokes. It’s just now about filling in those lines in the details. We’re pretty excited about where it’s potentially going to go. Again, like we said, it’s going to feel very different than this season. But I think that’s the right thing to do and I think it’ll be exciting.”
Matt Duffer decides to expound on what season 4 might entail, teasing portals to the Upside Down outside of Hawkins, Indiana.
“I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing portals into areas outside of Hawkins,” Matt says.
It seems like Stranger Things may expand its story outside of Hawkins in the next season. We can’t wait to see what happens to Eleven and the rest of the gang in the next batch of episodes of Stranger Things.
Stranger Things season 3 is currently screening on Netflix.