Stranger Things Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

Stranger Things Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

We're not in Hawkins anymore. The Russians have gotten themselves a pet Demogorgon and it's up to the gang to figure out how to foil their dastardly plans.

Lewis Skolnick from "Revenge of the Nerds" would be proud of how much nostalgic geekery of the 80s would come back to be popular today. At the forefront of that shift is the Netflix series Stranger Things. Greeted with rave reviews that encompassed its deep storyline, multi-faceted characters, and the lurking, unspeakable horror in the background, it's a perfect mix of cheesy and fun that made the 80s so memorable.

Nostalgia aside, Stranger Things has a massive fan following, most of which are people who have never even experienced the 80s. As a franchise, Netflix has struck gold with these kids and their adventures in the small town of Hawkins and go international. The teaser that Netflix shared shows us that Hopper is somewhere in the cold wilds of Russia in a labor camp. As a watcher of the series and someone who saw last season's finale, this should be one of the most exciting teasers to come out for a Netflix series to date!


Stranger Things - The Journey Through the Upside-Down

The Mindflayer Cometh

The series follows a ragtag bunch of kids living in the 80s in the quiet town of Hawkins before mistakes at a government experimental lab unleashes an unspeakable horror. Season after season we're confronted with different challenges as the kids and a few adults that understand the dire situation the town is faced with, try to stay one step ahead of the evil that lurks beneath. The first two seasons dealt with an otherworldly being that tried to enter our dimension through a rift in spacetime. The third season saw us witness something even more horrifying, trying to claw its way into our reality. Luckily, the thing didn't know it had to deal with the likes of Will, Lucas, Dustin, Mike, and Eleven, with the latest addition to the crew being a sassy girl named Max.
Despite these dark goings-on happening in the background, the kids still have to deal with the genuine threat of...growing up. The coming-of-age stories go hand in hand with the setting as the kids struggle to find themselves as teenagers. Nothing helps you grow up faster than having the fate of the world rest on your pimply, teenaged shoulders. With all this drama, both personal and story-wise going on, it's no surprise that Stranger Things is among the most anticipated Netflix franchises to make a return in 2020.

Who's the Cast of Stranger Things Season 4?

The Gang's All Here

Heading up the cast is the intrepid gang of misfits. Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink), Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), and Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) are the core characters the show centers on. Our other protagonists Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), are supported by Jim Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) as the adults. The older teenagers that provide support and guidance are Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke), and Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer), who is Mike's older sister. While these are the core cast members, we're likely to see a few more characters returning for parts as well as new characters introduced because of the setting.

What Can We Expect in Season 4?

Stranger Things

At the end of season 3, we saw the Byers and Eleven pack up and leave Hawkins. We're probably going to see them all come back to Hawkins just as things start to fall apart. The Mindflayer, that unspeakable evil of yore, is still in the other world the kids' term "The Upside-Down," and it's hungry for revenge. We saw the Russians experimenting in Hawkins and witnessed the destruction of their base there. However, their artic base in Kamchatka is still fully operational, and they may now have in their possession a tame Demogorgon.
Additionally, we may see another experimental child similar to Eleven out on the loose. In season 2, we were clued in that experiment number Eight also escaped. We saw Eight's abilities, and the showrunners have noted that we may see other experiments in the future, making an impact on the show.

When Does it Come Out?

No exact date has been mentioned yet, but we should expect the new season sometime in 2020.

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