Stranger Things season 4: Release Date, Casts, Plot & More
Stranger Things season 3 was full of dramatic occurrences, and fans are wondering what's next for the kids following what happened at Starcourt Mall. The ending undoubtedly brought about significant changes for everyone, and things will undoubtedly not be the same when the programme returns for a second season. So, what's next for our favourite Dungeons & Dragons players as they strive to make ends meet in their little town? Everything you need to know about Stranger Things Season 4 is right here.
Stranger Things season 4 Release Date
Stranger Things season 4 premiere date has been confirmed by Netflix. The first instalment of the new season will be released on May 27, followed by the second instalment on July 1. There is no information on how many episodes will be released in each batch.
What's the deal with the two release dates? The showrunners, the Duffer brothers, stated in a statement that the upcoming season is the largest ever, which means it will take longer to complete than expected. As a result, they've decided to split the programmes into two parts. “It'll be here shortly,” the pair promised. “And it's bigger than it's ever been.”
During a Q&A, David Harbour, who plays Hopper, previously stated that the series was “scheduled to come out early ” but was delayed owing to the coronavirus outbreak, which prevented several movies and TV shows from filming. The series had began filming prior to the outbreak but was forced to halt due to the epidemic.
Stranger Things season 4 episodes count and titles
Stranger Things season 4 will be nine episodes long, as was the second season. The first episode, dubbed “The Hellfire Club,” was released via a tweet along with the statement, “Looking for new members… are you in?”
Vecna's Curse, The Monster and The Superhero, Dear Billy, The Nina Project, The Dive, The Massacre At Hawkins Lab, Papa, and The Piggyback are the remaining season's episode names.
While The Hellfire Club is a well-known X-Men comic book society, it also serves as the name of Hawkins High's official Dungeons & Dragons club. Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn, will be in charge of the club. Stranger Things season 4 will feature a lot more D&D role-playing.
Stranger Things season 4 casts
Now for the newbies. Stranger Things season 4 has added three new regulars to the cast. Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Sweeney Todd) will portray Peter Ballard, a “psychiatric hospital orderly” who is “weary of the savagery he observes day after day.” That certainly seems like a figure having ties to Eleven's past.
Argyle, Jonathan's new best buddy and a “fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers amazing pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza,” is played by Eduardo Franco (Booksmart, The Binge). Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great, Howards End) joins the cast as Eddie Munson, the owner of The Hellfire Club.
Eight recurring characters join the three regulars. Lt. Colonel Sullivan (Into the Badlands, Westworld) will be played by Sherman Augustus, who believes he can halt the evil in Hawkins. Mason Dye (Bosch, The Goldbergs) will portray Jason Carver, a wealthy, attractive adolescent who is in a relationship with the most popular girl in school. “However, when a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason's ideal life begins to disintegrate,” Netflix said of him.
Yuri, a “seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who likes stupid jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy type peanut butter,” will be played by Nikola Djuricko (Genius, In The Land of Blood and Honey). Russian? So, will you be working with Hopper in Russia?Victor Creel, “a strange and imposing man who is imprisoned in a mental facility for a terrible murder in the '50s,” will be played by Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise).In addition, Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones, Jack Ryan) will play Dmitri, a Russian jail guard who becomes friends with Hopper. There is some ambiguity about whether he can be trusted, as will undoubtedly be the case with the most of these new people.
That's not all of the new additions – Amybeth McNulty of Anne With An E joins the cast as Vicky, a “cool, fast-talking band nerd who attracts the attention of one of our cherished heroes.” Miles Truitt will portray basketball player Patrick, Regina Ting Chen will play guidance counsellor Ms. Kelly, and Grace Van Dien will play lead cheerleader Chrissie, who is hiding a “dark secret.”
Stranger Things season 4 Plot
Murray Bauman, the Russian-speaking conspiracy theorist who appeared in season 3 and has been promoted to regular cast member for season 4, has intimated that he knows something about Hopper's location and might play a significant role in bringing him back to Hawkins. According to CNET, calling Murray's home phone number (618-625-8313, according to the programme) results in the following answerphone message:
“Hello, you've arrived to Murray Bauman's house. Mom, if this is you, please hang up and call me between 5 and 6 p.m., as previously agreed. If you're Joyce: Joyce, I appreciate your call; I had been trying to reach you. I've got an update. It's about… well, let's just say it's probably better if we talk in person. It is neither good nor terrible, but it is something. “According to reports, season 4 will be shot in New Mexico, the home of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and a certain big conspiracy theory…
“This is the first time the programme will travel outside Atlanta,” Netflix's Momita SenGupta said of the choice to film in New Mexico, adding that the show would be “larger, bolder, and more complicated than before.”
So, what's the deal with Stranger Things? It's almost certainly a spoiler. When asked about the New Mexico scenes, SenGupta responded, “If I told you that, I'd be vanishing into the Witness Protection Program.” Those of you who are familiar with New Mexico's UFO history, on the other hand, may point to at least one important area of interest: Roswell, where evidence of aliens was allegedly discovered in 1947. The event gained popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Maybe Bauman will go exploring?
Stranger Things season 4 will also investigate how Eleven is surviving now that her telekinetic abilities have failed her — as well as how she is coping with life after Hopper, living with the Byers in a new (yet-unrevealed) town. While we're pretty sure Stranger Things season 4 will bring Eleven, Joyce, Jonathan, and Will back to Hawkins at some point, Noah Schnapp (who portrays Will) hinted in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that the tale may pick off with him in a new location: “I know I might have a different plot than everyone else, so we might be filming somewhere else.”
Stranger Things season 4 Trailer
Stranger Things season 4 was officially revealed (to no one's surprise) with a teaser trailer that featured the season 4 logo being strangled by the Upside Down's sentient vines. It also features a clock that chimes. The video finishes with the statement, “We're no longer in Hawkins.” Can we anticipate the mysteries of the Upside Down to be revealed?
Netflix officially announced that the show had been renewed for a brand new season in September 2019, and it looks like we're not in Hawkins anymore. In a special video announcement message, Netflix confirmed that the show will be coming back for season four and fans can expect a whole new adventure starting with the Upside Down.