At this point, it seems like any major production is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Sadly, this includes Stranger Things Season 4, which has been suspended for safety precautions. Luckily, we have an update from the show's producer, who assures that the cast and crew are safe.
Shawn Levy recently spoke to Variety about the production hold on the Netflix series. The producer revealed that although no one was sick in the cast and crew, they decided that it was best to delay production.
“I was having phone calls with Netflix while directing takes and blocking scenes,” Levy said. “We shared the news with our cast and crew that we would be pausing production out of an abundance of caution. There were no sick crew members, no one was exhibiting symptoms, but it seemed like the right thing to do.”
Interestingly, Levy admitted that they didn't want to stop working since they had already gotten into a groove when it comes to filming.
“When you’re shooting, you create this micro society, this community," Levy stated. "You’re aware of the world beyond, but in all of my years directing and producing, I’m hard-pressed to come up with any comparisons for this truly global situation.”
Although it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to get more updates on Season 4, the decision to postpone production is undoubtedly the best thing for the cast and crew right now. Hopefully, everyone working on Stranger Things will still manage to complete their job once they can get back to work.
Stranger Things Season 4 is expected to premiere on Netflix later this year.