One can expect a volley of new faces in the fourth season. It could be due to the death of David Harbour's Jim Hopper.
Don't we all cherish the crazy time we had while watching the impeccable Netflix Original 'Stranger Things'? One after the other, this show has blown away fans' minds with an amazing blend of teenage adventure, epic horror tropes with a touch 80s making us nostalgic. After the much awaited season 3, fans now want to know when can they see the fourth installment, as they are left with millions of questions and curiosity already.
'Stranger Things' is a mindblowing work created by the Duffer Brothers. The show came for the first time in July 2016, and it didn't take long for it to become one of the best shows on Netflix. Thereafter, the second season was acknowledged as the flagship show of Netflix. After waiting for almost two years, Stranger Things came back with so far its best season, but fans are hoping for more and more and more. So, here is everything we know about the renewal of the fourth installment.
For the showrunners, Matt and Ross Duffer, when they signed the project with Netflix, they barely knew that it will last for more than one season. However, looking at the popularity and everything positive about the first season, they developed a long-term strategy that means they are sorted and done with deciding how and what will be the ending of 'Stranger Things'.
Even though there isn't any official news about the renewal of the fourth season, the decision was already made back in 2017. when Netflix reportedly wanted to shoot season 3 and 4 back-to-back. The streaming service was much more worried about the fact that the teenage stars will be aging, however, the show's writer and producers insisted that their growing age and maturity is going to add to the series as their actors grew up.
Another reason why fans can relax and wait for the fourth season to come is the fact that it was confirmed by executive producer and director Shaun Levy, who in an interview with Collider in April 2018, said, "I mean I will say we have a good sense of stuff that happens in Season Four. Season Four is definitely happening. There’s very much the possibility of a season beyond that one, that’s currently undecided. And what I would just say is part of the chaos and fun of this particular show is that while the Duffers and the writer’s room and we producers outline the entire season, the Duffers really use the writing process to revisit, reassess and question all of their prior assumptions."
He continued, "So even though we always start off with a good sense of the major arcs of the season. We’re always ready for shifts and surprises because if the Duffers stumble into a different or surprising inspiration while they rewrite the script, we’re going to follow that inspiration and throw out some ideas in order to embrace some new ones that are more exciting. And I have no doubt that Season 3 will be no exception." So now, we wait for Netflix to confirm and make it official for the fans. But if we try guessing, then we might see the fourth season coming in the Fall or Winter of 2020, or even in early 2021.
For those who have watched Season 3, one saw all the kids going their own separate ways, however, during a mid-credits scene, it was revealed that the Russians are still conducting experiments with the Upside Down. Therefore, in the fourth installment, we might see the gang huddling up and coming back together as a group. Also, the fourth season will definitely see Matters feeling complicated by the loss of Eleven's powers, which is going to be hard to reverse as how Mike hopes for. Also, we can sure about Mind Flayer's plan to continue in advance.
The Upside Down monster has been described as the show's Moriarty figure, who is the mastermind behind everything the kids are destined to go through. According to an interview in 2017, the creators of the show suggested that season 4 might be the end of 'Stranger Things'.
Ahoy! Something is coming... to Hawkins, Indiana! pic.twitter.com/BI4wFRVzvB— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 16, 2018
We might see the cast having some new faces for the fourth season. It could be due to the death of David Harbour's Jim Hopper. This will change the whole dynamic for the adult cast, including Winona Ryder's Joyce Byers, Natalie Dyer's Nancy Wheeler, and Charlie Heaton's Jonathan Byers. Also, the fourth season will see the return of Millie Bobby Brown's Eleven, Finn Wolfhard's Mike Wheeler, Gaten Matarazzo's Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin's Lucas Sinclair, and Noah Schnapp's Will Byer.