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Stranger Things 4, the fourth season of Stranger Things was officially announced on September 30, 2019.[2] It is currently in production and is set for a summer 2022 release.

Like previous seasons, the fourth season has a time jump, taking place in the spring of 1986, and will explore regions outside of Hawkins, Indiana, such as California and Russia.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring cast


# Image Title Director Writers
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"The Hellfire Club"


The Duffer Brothers The Duffer Brothers
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"Vecna's Curse" TBA TBA
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"The Monster and the Superhero" Shawn Levy[5] TBA
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"Dear Billy" Shawn Levy TBA
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"The Nina Project" TBA TBA
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"The Dive" TBA TBA
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"The Massacre at Hawkins Lab" TBA TBA
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"Papa" TBA TBA
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"The Piggyback" TBA TBA


Following the release of Season 3, the Duffer Brothers stated that should Stranger Things get a renewal for the fourth season (renewal was confirmed two months later), the season would be very different and would explore newer locations outside Hawkins in order to "open up plot-lines". They also confirmed the season would address the mid-credits scene of the finale of the third season.

In early February 2020, it was reported that the season's length had been extended to nine episodes. [6]

In mid-February, in addition to releasing a teaser trailer, the Duffers revealed the return of Jim Hopper who's now imprisoned in Kamchatka, likely confirming that he was the American prisoner discussed in the end credit scene of season 3. They added that the season would be the "most frightening yet" with "a new horror" emerging that would connect everything.[7]

In an appearance at Liverpool Comic Con, actor David Harbour teased that Hopper's backstory will be explored in the upcoming season.[8] Actor Joe Keery stated that the fourth season would be "a lot scarier" than previous seasons. Actress Sadie Sink also mentioned that the teens will be entering high school during the season. In mid-August, the Duffer brothers confirmed that all of the scripts have already been completed and were just being adjusted. [9]


For the fourth season, both Priah Ferguson[10] and Brett Gelman[11] were upped to series regulars.

On July 1, 2020, it was announced that Joel Stoffer had been cast in an undisclosed role. [3]

On November 20, 2020, it was officially announced that Robert Englund, Eduardo Franco, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye, Tom Wlaschiha, Nikola Đjuričko, and Joseph Quinn had joined the cast for the fourth season, with Eduardo Franco, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Joseph Quinn updated to series regulars. [12]

On June 9, 2021, it was officially announced that Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien had joined the cast for the fourth season. [13]


According to a report made by TV Line, Season 4 was slated to begin filming in January 2020.


Following the release of a teaser on February 14, the Duffer brothers confirmed that filming for the fourth season had already begun.

According to a listing in Production Weekly, the season was being filmed under the working title "Tareco".[14] Shooting took place in Vilnius, Lithuania and later moved back to Atlanta, before filming came to a halt due to COVID-19 outbreak. According to stunt co-ordinator Hiro Koda, two episodes of the season were filmed before production was halted. [15]

Production officially resumed on October 1st, 2020 after a 6 month hiatus

On October 1, 2020, it was officially confirmed that filming for the fourth season has resumed again.[16] On the occasion of Stranger Things Day, photos of Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin during filming takes were released on November 6. [17]

On January 27, 2021, Jamie Campbell Bower and Matthew Modine were spotted filming scenes in Atlanta, Georgia.

As of, August 1st 2021, production for this season is close to being finished with at least a month or two left and the release date soon to come out.[18]

Shawn Levy has revealed that,"by the time Free Guy comes out, August 13th, part of that answer will be known." Meaning we will have some what of an answer of when the release date is.[19]

Effect of COVID-19 outbreak

Following the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, Netflix decided to halt production on all its films and TV series, including the fourth season of Stranger Things on March 13, 2020, for at least two weeks.[20] However, filming for the season resumed at the end of September 2020, 6 months since production came to a halt.


  • This is the second season to have nine episodes. The other season to have nine episodes was Season 2.
  • As part of a joke, the Stranger Things Writers Twitter account revealed the episode names of Chapter 2, 3 and 4, before subsequently confirming the names to be misleading. The episode names were "Tick Tok Mr Clock", "You Snooze You Lose" and "Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakey" respectively. [21]



The first teaser trailer was released on September 30, 2019, alongside the season's official announcement.

A clip from the fourth season was released on February 14, 2020, which confirmed the fate of Hopper. Another teaser trailer showing the Season 4 table read was released on March 3, 2020.

On May 6, 2021, a teaser trailer was released that teased multiple test subjects of Hawkins National Laboratory.

On August 6th, 2021, a sneak peek was dropped that teased multiple shots of the season. It also teased that it will be dropping in 2022, but the release date was not specified.

A third teaser trailer was released on September 25th, 2021, that showcases the house that was previously owned by the Creel family.

On the occasion of Stranger Things Day, a teaser that showcased the new region California was released on November 6, 2021. Another teaser was released on the same day that listed the titles of all the episodes of the season and announced that Stranger Things Season 4 will be released in the Summer of 2022.


  1. Twitter post from the official writers' account
  2. "Stranger Things 4 officially announced with new teaser" Entertainment Weekly. September 30, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Agents of SHIELD's Joel Stoffer to Appear on Stranger Things (Exclusive)"Comicbook. July 1, 2020.
  4. Chapter One title revealed via the show's writers
  5. Stranger Things Director Reveal Series Superstition That Continues in Season 4
  6. "Stranger Things Season 4 Reportedly May Be Expanding Episode Count" comicbook. February 7, 2020.
  7. ‘Stranger Things 4’ First Look Trailer Confirms David Harbour’s Hopper Is Alive and Returning"Indiewire. February 14, 2020.
  8. David Harbour: Hopper’s ‘Stranger Things’ Return Includes ‘Huge’ Backstory RevealIndiewire.. May 5, 2020.
  9. 'Stranger Things' Creators on Their Departure From Halloween Spookiness and Season 4 PlansThe Hollywood Reporter. August 18, 2020.
  10. "‘Stranger Things’ Ups Priah Ferguson to Series Regular for Season 4 (EXCLUSIVE)" Variety. February 21, 2020.
  11. ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: ‘Fleabag’s Brett Gelman Upped To Series Regular" Deadline. March 3, 2020.
  12. Official Twitter thread revealing new season 4 charaters.Novemeber 20, 2020
  13. Official Instagram post revealing new season 4 charaters.June 9, 2021
  14. "Stranger Things Season 4 Working Title Revealed"Comicbook. December 9, 2019.
  15. "Stranger Things: Stunt Coordinator Hiro Koda Teases “Darker” Season 4, Explains How Social Distancing Will Affect Stunts "Comicbook. May 23, 2020.
  16. "Official Twitter Post" October 1, 2020.
  17. "Official Twitter Post" November 6, 2020
  18. ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Is ‘Coming Soon’ and Will Be ‘Bigger Than Ever,’ Promises Shawn Levy
  19. ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Announcement Is Coming in the Next 10 Days, Says Shawn Levy
  20. ‘Stranger Things,’ Producers on Shutting Down: ‘It’s Bittersweet’"Variety. March 18, 2020.
  21. Stranger Things Writers' Twitter Post