Season 4 of Netflix’s Stranger Things will split into 2 parts. Here’s what to look for about the upcoming season.
Netflix’s Stranger Things is coming back soon in season 4 and it’s going to be “supervised”.
Unlike previous seasons, it will be split into 2 parts, with Volume 1 and Volume 2 premiering on May 27 and on July 1 respectively.
In an official announcement from Netflix, they announced that Stranger Things will be back for Season 5, marking the end of the series.
“Seven years ago, we planned a full story arc for Stranger Things,” the show’s producers Matt and Ross Duffer wrote in a statement. “At the time, we predicted that the story would run for four to five seasons. It turned out to be too big to tell in four, but – you’ll see for yourself soon – we’re not doing any harm to our end. 4th season will be penultimate season; 5th seasons will be final.”
Recent shared posters have marked this transformation with the quote, “Every ending has a beginning.”
As we anxiously await the return of the show, here is what we know about Season 4.
Who is returning from the Stranger Things cast?
Yes, Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is back in Season 4 when his fate hangs in the balance at the end of season 3, when he apparently dies to save Hawkins City.
When Netflix dropped a teaser the return of Hopper was confirmed in February 2020, “From Russia with Love …” In the short clip, workers are building a railroad in a snowy scene – and one of them is portrayed as a bald hopper.
Also returning for season 4 is
- Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers),
- Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson),
- Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler),
- Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven),
- Noah Schnapp (Will Byers),
- Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair),
- Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler),
- Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers),
- Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley),
- Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield),
- Joe Keery (Steve Harrington),
- Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair) and
- Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler).
Dacre Montgomery will not repeat his role as Billy Hargrove, who sacrificed himself in the Season 3 final to save the Eleven from Mind Flayer.
Who’re joining the Stranger Things season 4 cast?
Season 4 will welcome a number of new characters, including three series regulars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco and Joseph Quinn.
Bower plays Peter Ballard, “a caring person who works neatly in a mental hospital,” Franco plays Argyle, “a fun stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for a Surfer Boy pizza in Hawkins,” and Quinn plays Eddy Monson, who runs the official Dungeons and Dragons Club at Hawkins High.
Joining the recurring roles: Sherman Augustus as Lieutenant Colonel Sullivan, Hawkins High popular son Jason Carver and Mason Dye, Robert England as Victor Krill, “an annoying and frightening man who was in a psychiatric hospital for a horrific murder in the 1950s.”
Also, two new Russian characters are joining the cast: Nikola Djuricko as Yuri, a Russian smuggler, and Tom Wlaschiha as a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper.
On June 9, 2021, Netflix announced four additional cast members for the upcoming season: Amybeth McNulty, Grace Van Dien, Regina Ting Chen, and Miles Truiit.
McNulty will play Vicky, a great, fast-talking band nord who caught the eye of one of our favorite heroes, according to the streaming service, when Queen Sugar joins as Trout Patrick, a Hawkins basketball star with friends, talent and a good life. Nor did the tragic events take his life out of control.
Chen will play the role of a guidance counselor, Mrs. Kelly, who cares deeply for her students, especially those struggling the most, and plays Van Dien as Chrissy, Hawkins High’s main cheerleader and the school’s most popular girl who has dark Secret.
What will Season 4 of Stranger Things be about?
According to Netflix’s official logline, in the new season, our group of dear friends will see the difference for the first time as they deal with the post-war situation at Starcourt. As they adapt to high school, “the surface of a new and terrifying supernatural threat, presents a terrifying mystery that, if solved, could eventually put an end to the horrors in the opposite direction.”
In an interview, Harbour teased that in the new season, viewers will see “many of your favorite characters do what you love them to do … but you’ll also see them twist it into other colors and other flavors.” . “
Harbor added that fans will see Hopper’s “completely different colors” in Season 4 “This season is my favorite because he’s really going to show you some new colors and what he’s really created,” he said.
The first teaser, which was dropped in May 2021, also teased what the gang would actually be back.
Set in the past, the Hawkins National Laboratory appears to have opened the teaser with a group of children playing together in a room.
In the middle of the clip, Matthew Modin’s Doctor Martin Brenner, also knowing as “Papa” in the series, is seen walking around the room to greet the children. “Today, I have some very special plans for you,” he told the group as the camera entered a room at the bottom of the hall, while a voiceover was playing and someone was taking a deep breath.
As the background music intensifies, the teaser ends with Modin’s character, “Eleven, are you listening?” – Eleven’s eyes open before a shot is fired.
Matarazzo also did season 4 dishes during an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
“You told me that this season, you know you’ve shot so far, it could be the scariest,” Fallon told the actor.
“Oh, yes,” Matarazzo confirmed. “That’s one of the things I’ve noticed. I was reading it and I thought, ‘Oh, they’re going for it this year, which is great.’
When Stranger Things season 4 will premiere?
The Duffer brothers in an official statement to Netflix revealed that Season 4 will be split in two, due to the high amount of content they create during filming. Volume 1 and Volume 2 will be premiered on May 27 and on July 1 respectively.
“With nine scripts, eight-hundred pages, nearly two years of filming, thousands of visual effects shots and almost double the runtime of any previous season, Stranger Things 4 was still the most challenging season, but the most relevant one,” they said. “Everyone concerned is incredibly proud of the results, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”
According to Netflix’s official press release, the Duffer brothers have confirmed that the show has already been renewed for Season 5, which will “conclude the series and complete the story wheel they created for the series.”
That being said, there seems to be some potential Stranger Things spinoff in the works, as the Duffer brothers insisted, “There are many more exciting stories to be told in the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.”