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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. 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

Episodes

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Development

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. [5]

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.[6]

In an appearance at Liverpool Comic Con, actor David Harbour teased that Hopper's backstory will be explored in the upcoming season.[7] 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 this season. In mid-August, the Duffer brothers confirmed that all of the scripts have been completed and were just being adjusted. [8]

Casting

For the fourth season, both Priah Ferguson[9] and Brett Gelman[10] were upped to series regulars.

Production

According to a report made by TV LineSeason 4 was slated to begin filming in January 2020 and would likely wrap in August.

Filming

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".[11] 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. [12]

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. [13]

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.[14] However, filming for the season resumed on October 1, 2020, almost 6 months since production came to a halt.

Trivia

  • This is the second season to have nine episodes since 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. [15]

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

References

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