Fans of the science-fiction horror series on Netflix will see a new season in 2022!
It's been nearly two years since the Byers family with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown, Enola Holmes) in tow left Hawkins, Indiana behind. Viewers who kept watching after the initial credits as the third season came to a close, watched as snow began to fall transporting us to a containment facility in Russia. We were clued in that creatures from the Upside Down were still a threat and received a subtle hint that an unknown American prisoner, who by this point we've all confirmed in our hearts is Hopper (David Harbour, Black Widow) is still alive.
Stranger Things is by far one of Netflix's most popular series. Over 64 million people tuned in to watch the third season's premiere binge-watching the new season within four weeks of it's release. To say the release of Stranger Things 4 is highly anticipated by fans of the series is an understatement. It's been officially announced that there will be no new episodes of the series in 2021. Fans will have to wait for it to debut in 2022 and enjoy additional viewings of the previous seasons. We won't pretend that we don't dissolve into a puddle of tears right along with Eleven as she reads Hopper's speech at the end of the third season finale.
Netflix recently teased a Sneak Peek of Stranger Things 4 that included new scenes that included Steve (Joe Keery, Spree), Nancy (Natalia Dyer, Velvet Buzzsaw), and Robin (Maya Hawke, Fear Street 1994), and the entire Dungeons and Dragons party we know and love. Sharing a clip on Instagram, Millie Bobbie Brown said, "We're not in Hawkins anymore," confirming that the story would be opened up to a new world of possibilities. In another spot of good news for fans, though Netflix hasn't confirmed the fifth season, showrunners and executive producers Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed in an interview that the fourth installment of the series will not be the last.
With the young cast all grown up and the time lapse since the last season, we're expecting a significant time jump as we head into Stranger Things 4 next year. Along with the returning cast, we're getting several new cast members including horror legend Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as the murderer, Victor Creel. We're hopeful that actor Brett Gelman (Fleabag) will be returning as reporter and Russian translator Murray Bauman to provide a few key moments of comedic relief in what is sure to be an intense season. What we know for sure is that the fourth season will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery.
Stranger Things 4 is confirmed to debut on Netflix in 2022.