‘Stranger Issues’ Season 4: Netflix Launch Date & What We Know So Far


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Stranger Issues is returning for a fourth season at Netflix in 2021 however manufacturing is presently on maintain as a result of Coronavirus outbreak. Right here’s the most recent on season 4, together with launch date, manufacturing updates, new solid members and the rest that’s related.

The Duffer Brothers and all of the solid and crew concerned have accomplished an unbelievable job making Stranger Issues the flagship present on Netflix. For the reason that collection debut in July 2016, the present has gone from energy to energy and is now embodied in popular culture.

Season three of Stranger Issues launched on July 4th, 2019.

So let’s get to it. Let’s dive into every part you want to know on Stranger Issues season 4.

Has Stranger Issues been renewed for season 4 and when will it launch?

Official renewal standing: Renewed (final up to date: 09/30/2019)

After a couple of days price of teasing main as much as September 30th, 2019 Netflix lastly confirmed that Stranger Issues can be returning for a fourth season.

As well as, as you’ll be able to see within the tweet above, Netflix has signed a multi-year take care of The Duffer Brothers. This deal is on high of the one Netflix already has with Shawn Levy who’s a producer on the present.

The announcement of season 4 got here accompanied by a video that had the captions “We’re not in Hawkins anymore”.

You may see an prolonged model of the announcement on YouTube the place the clock performs extra of a task. May this counsel we’re going to be seeing a time-jump?

Initially, we have been anticipating season 4 of Stranger Issues to launch in 2020 as teased on this Tweet by the Stranger Writers beneath.

Nonetheless, with the manufacturing halt (see beneath for extra particulars on that) the collection is now formally delayed into 2021. That is confirmed by the up to date IMDb web page.

Manufacturing Updates for Stranger Issues Season 4

What’s the manufacturing standing of Stranger Issues season 4: On maintain (Final up to date: 05/24/2020)

Due to our supply, we all know that filming for Stranger Issues season 4 started on January seventh, 2020. We additionally discovered that filming was scheduled to conclude by August fifth, 2020.

Sadly, as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, filming has since been placed on maintain as of March 2020. It’s believed that the collection was two episodes into filming earlier than the delays came about.

Manufacturing will proceed when it’s protected for the solid and crew members to return with out the danger of contracting the coronavirus. For many locations, filming appears to be getting underway in late June or July however there’s been nothing official for Stranger Issues but.

The place is filming happening?

For the primary time within the present’s historical past, a number of the manufacturing will happen outdoors of Atlanta.

As we discovered from the teaser trailer, the group behind Stranger Issues had begun filming extensively in Vilnius, Lithuania. Alongside set photos, Movieweb introduced that they had wrapped filming at that location in February 2020.

In Georgia, the collection has already filmed scenes at the highschool in keeping with one supply. You will discover a full listing of all of the identified Georgia filming spots for Stranger Issues right here. It was additionally reported that filming has additionally taken place in Rome (a metropolis in Georgia). The manufacturing code for ST4 in keeping with Atlanta Journal is MCFLY, M247 MULE.

You may see some leaked footage from Stranger Issues collection 4 on this video posted to Twitter.

The majority of the filming will as soon as once more happen in Atlanta, Georgia. As well as, we all know that the collection is being filmed below the working title of “TARECO”. A Tareco is a Brazilian biscuit that originates from the Northeast area.

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Stranger Issues behind the scenes

Stranger Issues is heading to New Mexico for capturing some components of the fourth season. Affirmation as to who/the place and which actors can be filming in New Mexico hasn’t occurred. It might end in one other climactic finale, or probably scenes for Hopper? Or possibly, the Byers and Eleven have moved all the best way to New Mexico to get as far-off as they’ll from Hawkins, Indiana.

In mid-June 2020, we obtained affirmation that the complete script had been accomplished for Stranger Issues season 4. This isn’t to say it wasn’t accomplished upfront of the next Tweet but it surely’s the primary time we’ve heard anyway.

Is season 4 the final season of Stranger Issues?

Wanting past season 4 for Stranger Issues is troublesome, particularly as we don’t know the way the story will wrap up within the new season but.

Shawn Levy, nevertheless, has spoken about the way forward for the present saying:

“I imply I’ll say now we have a great sense of stuff that occurs in season 4. Season 4 is unquestionably occurring. There’s very a lot the opportunity of a season past that one, that’s presently undecided. And what I’d simply say is a part of the chaos and enjoyable of this specific present is that whereas the Duffers and the author’s room and we producers define the complete season, the Duffers actually use the writing course of to revisit, reassess and query all of their prior assumptions.

So although we at all times begin off with a great sense of the foremost arcs of the season. We’re at all times prepared for shifts and surprises as a result of if the Duffers stumble into a distinct or shocking inspiration whereas they rewrite the script, we’re going to observe that inspiration and throw out some concepts with a purpose to embrace some new ones which are extra thrilling. And I’ve little question that season Three can be no exception.”

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What do the Duffer Brothers need to say?

However from what was stated it’s nonetheless unclear on whether or not or not a fifth season is occurring. Even the Duffer Brothers are unsure about the place they stand on a fifth season. In an interview with Enews, the Brothers had the next to say:


“We don’t really know. I believe, you recognize, 4 to 5 seasons is probably going the place we’ll find yourself, however who is aware of? I imply, none of this official, and we all know the place we need to go. We’re making an attempt to determine nonetheless how lengthy it’ll take to get there, so we’ll see.”


“It’s arduous, like 4 appears brief, 5 appears lengthy. So I don’t know what to do.”

We do, nevertheless, have extra to stay up for from The Duffer Brothers and certainly Shawn Levy who all have unique output offers with Netflix over the following few years.

What’s the episode depend and episode names for Stranger Issues season 4?

The fourth season may even be receiving eight episodes like the primary and third seasons.

On November seventh (which is Stranger Issues Day), the Stranger Writers Twitter account introduced the identify of the primary episode and who’s writing it.

  • Episode 401 – “Chapter One: The Hellfire Membership” – Written by The Duffer Brothers

What can we count on from Stranger Issues season 4?

Season three left us with lots to ponder for subsequent season. We are able to count on a number of the following to be revealed.

Who’s “The American?”

This query has since been answered due to the teaser Netflix dropped for Stranger Issues season 4.

How did Hopper survive? Effectively, we by no means noticed Hopper’s physique disintegrated by the outburst of energy from the Russian’s machine however left to imagine the worst.

Hopper should have used the opening between worlds by the machine to leap from Hawkins to Kamchatka. Alternatively, he could have ended up within the Upside Down, solely to be caught by Russians.

There’s each likelihood that Hopper might use the machine to make a return journey to the USA. We suspect that the pet demogorgon being held by the Russians might have an element to play in Hopper’s eventual escape.

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Jim!? – Copyright. Netflix

Are the Byers and Eleven going to return to Hawkins?

After the tearful goodbye to their mates and Hawkins, the Byers and Eleven have moved away to pastures new. Earlier than leaving Mike and Eleven have made it clear they’ll be speaking to and visiting as typically as they’ll. Mike will go to the Byers place for Thanksgiving, and Eleven will ask Joyce if she will keep at Mike’s for Christmas.

It’s our hope the following season can be primarily based at Christmas, which might give writers a simple purpose to put in writing characters to be in Hawkins on the identical time. Regardless, characters comparable to Eleven and Will are vital to the story due to their connection to the Upside Down.

Jonathan’s return to Hawkins would coincide along with his relationship with Nancy Wheeler. As for Joyce, she’d possible tag alongside simply to verify Will and Eleven are protected.

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How will the Mindflayer return?

If anybody thought the Mindflayer was destroyed is unfortunately mistaken. The creature seen all through the third season was a conduit utilized by the Mindflayer and never the Mindflayer itself.  With the connection between the Upside Down and our world shut, the conduit physique misplaced its “sign” to the Midnlfayer thus the physique was destroyed.

The Mindflayer is protected and sound within the Upside Down however is trapped for now. He’ll positively be returning with a vengeance and can possible look to enact his revenge in town of Hawkins after being thwarted twice.

As to how he returns can be very attention-grabbing. The previous two events when he’s possessed people has not gone to plan. Arguably possessing one of many Russians can be a much better possibility than an adolescent from Hawkins.

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The Mindflyaer will return – Copyright. Netflix

Have the Russians tamed a Demogorgon?

The massive reveal on the finish of the fourth season was proven to be a Demogorgon had been captured by the Russians. At first, it seemed the Russians had discovered a Demodog till it stood on its hind legs revealing the true type of the creature.

The Russians plan to tear open a portal to the Upside Down in Kamchatka should have been a hit. Whereas the ability in Hawkins was shut down, the Kamchatkan base remains to be absolutely useful. Given time to excellent the analysis, the machine could now give the Russians entry to Upside Down as and after they please.

How they got here to seize a Demogorgon is unclear however maybe they have been capable of finding one of many spawns just like Dustin’s pet D’Artagan in season 2. This is able to give pause to purpose that the Demodogs are in truth the juvenile or pet stage of the Demogorgon.

Dustin’s connection to D’Artagan additionally provides us purpose to imagine that creatures from the Upside Down can type bonds, nevertheless small. So if the Russians raised this specific Demogorgon from start/spawn, then possibly they have been capable of tame the monster. Or of least the Demogorgon likes to be fed frequently and the Russians can research the creature. Additionally, the Demogorgon has the flexibility to go out and in of the Upside Down, which leads us to surprise why it willingly would keep in a cage.

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A Demogorgon – Copyright. Netflix

Extra experiments to seem?

Within the second season, we discovered that Eleven wasn’t the one experiment to flee the Division of Vitality. Eight was additionally capable of escape and she or he made it her mission to take down the folks associated to the experiments. Like Eleven, Eight additionally exhibited powers of her personal. As a substitute of telekinetic skills like Eleven’s, Eight might solid illusions, turn into invisible by way of her illusions and in addition clairvoyance.

We didn’t see any additional experiments in season Three however director and government producer Shawn Levy closely hinted we might see extra sooner or later:

“I believe we’ve clearly implied there are different numbers, and I can’t think about that the world will solely ever know Eleven and Eight”

A number of solid members and crew members have been talking about season Four so right here’s a roundup on what they’ve been saying.

Hiro Koda (who we just lately obtained an interview with) who serves because the stunt co-ordinator for Stranger Issues stated the next:

“It’s going to be epic. There’s plenty of nice surprises and all of your favourite individuals are in it, It’s going to be so good. It’s so epic. I’ve gotten to learn by way of virtually eight scripts now, it’s fairly superior. I don’t know what number of we’re going to get.”

David Harbour has teased what’s in retailer for Hopper for season Four saying:

“I do know particularly that in Season Four we will provide you with a giant, large reveal about Hopper’s backstory”

There’s additionally been a great few different leaks about season Four which embody:

  • Three extra teenagers supposedly becoming a member of the principle solid
  • Starcourt Mall will return
  • Dr. Brenner has been rumored to nonetheless be alive.
  • A brand new home (possible the place Will and household strikes to) will characteristic within the new season.

Who can we count on to see return for the fourth season of Stranger Issues?

The largest casting query going into season 4 was whether or not David Harbour can be returning.

Due to a tweet from Netflix in February 2020, we now have affirmation that David Harbour can be returning to position of Jim Hopper in season 4.

Due to the primary teaser trailer, we all know that Tom Wlaschiha can be featured in season 4. His precise position and to what extent he’ll be featured has but to be discovered.

In late February 2020, Netflix confirmed that Priah Ferguson had been upped to a collection common for the fourth season. She performed the breakout position of Erica Sinclair in season 3.

There’s loads of new roles coming to Stranger Issues within the fourth season, we’re simply ready for affirmation on which actors can be solid within the new roles.

We additionally obtained phrase in April 2020 that Nikola Đuričko can be in season 4:

In June 2020, a lot of the essential solid was listed to be returning together with the 5 essential children however one identify notably lacking a 2021 day is Dacre Montgomery who performed Billy. His character died in season Three so it’s not overly shocking.

Additionally in June 2020, some audition tapes surfaced on-line with actors making an attempt to turn into so-called “members of the hellfire membership”. This aren’t confirmed by Netflix themselves it’s price noting.

Different Stranger Issues Information

“Author-producers Matt and Ross Duffer carry out yet one more masterful act of chemistry, mixing homages to a cavalcade of 1980s media to create a present that bubbles over with unique enjoyable and inclusiveness in its third season. Half science fiction, half horror, half authorities conspiracy drama, it fleet-footedly veers between modes and expectations, maintaining viewers on their toes and the sting of their seats.”

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