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Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, Netflix, News, and Everything You Need to Know

Stranger Things is a hit American science fiction horror thriller streaming television series on Netflix that are created by Matt and Ross Duffer, who are known as the Duffer Brothers. The two brothers are the showrunners. They worked as executive producers along with Dan Cohen and Shawn Levy. The series' first episode aired on July 15, 2016. The series was set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Stranger Things Season 4 was announced last September 2019.

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The first season focused on the investigation of the disappearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities. Stranger Things Season 2 was about Will's side effects from entering the Upside Down with the entities crawling into the real world. The third season is about Eleven and Mike's relationship as they continue their battle against the entities from Upside Down. Stranger ThingsSeason 4 will continue being produced by the same creators along with Iain Paterson.

Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date

Stranger Things Eleven demonstrating her power.
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Stranger Things Season 4 does not have any official release date as of yet. However, the release of the first teaser trailer confirmed that the series will not come out until 2022. Some of the cast members have revealed and admitted that the show may not be back for a while.

The production originally started in March, with the post-production intended to begin in August. However, the pandemic has thrown the schedule into a loop. The best possible estimate is a release date of 2021. The series will feature some new faces that are headed to Hawkins. There are reports that there are new characters that may be introduced, as well as new settings.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Cast

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The cast of Season 4 includes Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, the mother of Jonathan and Will Byers. She was divorced from Lonnie Byers. In Season 2, she dated her old high school classmate, Bob, until he died later in the season. Another cast member is David Harbour as Jim Hopper, the chief of Hawkins Police Department. After the young daughter died due to cancer, Hopper divorced and lapsed into alcoholism. He eventually became more responsible. It was later revealed that he and Joyce have feelings for each other.

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Another cast member is Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, who is the middle child of Ted and Karen Wheeler, the brother of Nancy and Holly, as well as one of the three friends of Will Byers. He is a very intelligent and conscientious student, committed to his friends. He was able to develop romantic feelings for Eleven. Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven or Jane Hopper. She is a young girl who was gifted with telepathic and psychokinetic abilities and a limited vocabulary. Her real name is Jane, the biological daughter of Terry Ives. After escaping the Hawkins Laboratory, where she was experimented on.

Other cast members are Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Shannon Purser as Barbara Holland, Matthew Modine as Martin Brenner.

Season 4 will have new cast members including Robert Englund, Eduardo Franco, and Jamie Campbel Bower. There would also likely be an added creepy psychiatric hospital as a setting. Fans will also see more of The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High's D&D club. There will also be some new Russian characters with Tom Wlaschiha playing a Russian prison guard befriending Hopper and Nikola Dijuricko playing Yuri, a Russian smuggler.

David Harbour will be returning as Hopper despite the seemingly tragic end in Season 3. Harbour said that his character will resurrect in some way. The actor stated that his character will be the same guy but in a different vein.

In the recent New York Comic-Con panel (via Entertainment Weekly) with David Harbour, he talked more about uncovering those secrets and also teased "tremendous action."

"There are these storylines... one of which is me in Russia, which you've seen with From Russia With Love," Harbour joked when he was asked about Jim Hopper being a prisoner in a Russian camp. He also mentions Alien 3 and The Great Escape as inspirations, explaining that "Hopper-trying-to-get-home-to-his-family element to it, which is really incredible." He also added with a laugh, "I think I have the best storyline ... And then you'll see a lot more layers about Eleven and Brenner and the institution and what she went through and is going through that relates to this narrative coming back. And then there's this new Creel House thing, which is this new element of a situation in Hawkins, which of course all relates."

"What we're trying to do, as we elaborate this thing, [is] to draw it back and make sure that we don't have an end game like, some of us thought about, that show LOST. 'What happened to the polar bear?!' ... We're trying to draw in, so the [elements of the story line] starts to come to a head and becomes a complete piece." He also added, "Season 4 lays a lot of pipe for that."

David Harbour also adds that Stranger Things Season 4 is "the deepest season we've got to go" with Hopper. He also brought up during the panel the "cardboard boxes in the attic" that were previously mentioned. "We start to really uncover these truths that we've only hinted at before," he said. Fellow showrunner Finn Wolfhard mentioned in an interview in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that season 4 is going to be "really messed up". However, Wolfhard didn't elaborate on how "messed up" the next season of Stranger Things will be.

Stranger Things Season 4 Plot

There is not much revealed about the plot of Season 4 although, it was revealed that Hopper will return. He is imprisoned in a snowy, wasteland of Kamchatka, Russia. He will be facing dangers from both human and otherworldly beings. Meanwhile, in the States, there is a new horror surfacing, something that has been buried and something that connects everything.

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Stranger Things fans can rejoice as Ross Duffer, one of the executive producers, confirmed that the series will go past Season four.

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Trailer

The first footage from the fourth season of the hit Netflix is out. It features Eleven's new look and an awesome sneak peek at the Hawkins kids in action. Stranger Things Season 4's first teaser is composed of various scenes that have been previously seen before but there were some additional clips. There is a clip with the federal agents holding back Eleven. The kids were also seen looking around a dark palace with an ominous scene of Hopper holding a flamethrower.

A new teaser for Stranger Things Season 4 has been released by Netflix last November 6. It is titled: Welcome to California. You can watch the teaser below.

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In the teaser, it shows what life is like for both Will and Elven now that they've moved from Indiana to California. As seen in the teaser, life is not all sunny for both of them. What is supposed to be a wonderful spring break leads to a lot of mysteries and run-ins with dodgy government forces.

Netflix recently posted a new map for the upcoming season. It shows different key locations throughout the whole series. It also included Chicago on the map. Fans are wondering if that could be a hidden plotline for the next season.

Fans will have to wait for the series to be released which would likely be in 2022.

During Netflix's TUDUM event, Netflix released the official first look at the upcoming season. The highly anticipated clip is titled Creel House. The clip doesn't really give away too much, but if you've been following the latest news regarding the upcoming season, The series will be introducing a new character, Victor Creel, a "disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s" played by horror icon Robert Englund.