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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, though a release date has yet to be officially revealed.

The season will explore regions outside Hawkins, Indiana, as shown by the announcement trailer.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring cast

  • Tom Wlaschiha

Episodes

# Image Title Director Writers
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Development

Following the release of Season 3, the Duffer Brothers stated that should Stranger Things be renewed for the fourth season, the season would be very different and they would explore newer locations outside Hawkins in order to "open up plot-lines". They also confirmed that 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 to extended to nine episodes, to set up a fifth and final season. However, the report has yet to be officially confirmed. [4]

In mid-February, in addition to releasing a teaser trailer, the Duffers revealed the return of Jim Hopper who's now imprisoned in Kamchatka. They added that the season would be the "most frightening yet" with "a new horror" emerging that would connect everything.[5]

Casting

For the fourth season, both Priah Ferguson[6] and Brett Gelman[7] were upped to series regulars.

Production

According to a report made by TVLine, Season 4 was slated to begin filming in January 2020 and would likely wrap in August.[1]

On February 14, 2020, production on the fourth season was officially underway.[8]

Filming

According to a listing in Production Weekly, the season will be filmed under the working title "Tareco".[9]

Filming was scheduled to begin early 2020, as stated by actress Millie Bobby Brown, via her Instagram post. [10]

Following the release of a teaser on February 14, the Duffer brothers confirmed that filming for the fourth season had already begun. However, as stated by Shawn Levy, filming was temporary halted on March 13, due to the pandemic COVID-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 atleast two weeks.[11]

Marketing

Trailers

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

A clip from the fourth season was released on February 14, 2020, which confirmed the fate of Hopper.

A teaser trailer showing the Season 4 table read was released on March 3, 2020.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stranger Things Season 4: Here's How Many Episodes We're Getting"TVLine. October 24, 2019.
  2. "Stranger Things 4 officially announced with new teaser" Entertainment Weekly. September 30, 2019
  3. Chapter One title revealed via the show's writers
  4. "[1]"
  5. ‘Stranger Things 4’ First Look Trailer Confirms David Harbour’s Hopper Is Alive and Returning"Indiewire. February 14, 2020.
  6. "‘Stranger Things’ Ups Priah Ferguson to Series Regular for Season 4 (EXCLUSIVE)" Variety. February 21, 2020.
  7. ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: ‘Fleabag’s Brett Gelman Upped To Series Regular" Deadline. March 3, 2020.
  8. "‘Stranger Things 4’ Teaser Reveals That Hopper’s Alive and Imprisoned in Russia"Variety. February 14, 2020.
  9. "Stranger Things Season 4 Working Title Revealed"Comicbook. December 9, 2019.
  10. "Millie Bobby Brown says shooting for 'Stranger Things' S4 begins 'soon! early this year"
  11. ‘Stranger Things,’ Producers on Shutting Down: ‘It’s Bittersweet’"Variety. March 18, 2020.
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