Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, Netflix, News, and Everything You Need to Know

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Stranger Things is a hit American science fiction horror thriller streaming television series on Netflix that are created by Matt and Ross Duffer, who are known as the Duffer Brothers. The two brothers are the showrunners. They worked as executive producers along with Dan Cohen and Shawn Levy. The series' first episode aired on July 15, 2016. The series was set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Stranger Things Season 4 was announced last September 2019.

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The first season focused on the investigation of the disappearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities. Stranger Things Season 2 was about Will's side effects from entering the Upside Down with the entities crawling into the real world. The third season is about Eleven and Mike's relationship as they continue their battle against the entities from Upside Down. Stranger Things Season 4 will continue being produced by the same creators along with Iain Paterson.

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In a recent interview with Screen Rant, the executive producer of the show, Shawn Levy, reveals the reason why the hit Netflix series will be ending after Season 5. You can read the article about it here.

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The creators of the show, the Duffer Brothers, recently discussed potential spinoff projects for the hit Netflix show. They told SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar+) that they have a few ideas for potential spinoff projects. "We have some ideas," Matt Duffer said during the interview. "In terms of if we were to do any sort of a spinoff, or any continuation of Stranger Things, for us the bar was always, 'Is the idea exciting enough that we feel the pull of wanting to do it again?' I want to feel the pull of, 'God, I really want to do this. I feel really, really excited about this.' So that’s why we’re being careful about what that is and whether we move forward with it or not." As of now, there are still no news of Stranger Things spinoff projects so we just have to wait for more news regarding future projects.

Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date

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In the latest teaser trailer that was released back in autumn, a Surfer Boy Pizza truck slides off-road for a split second, making the company's contact number visible as '805-45-PIZZA'. One fan theory suggests that the contact number that was seen in the teaser trailer "could be related to the show's anniversary", meaning that the fourth season would be released on July 15. The date is not yet confirmed, although we could hope for the best.

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The production originally started in March, with the post-production intended to begin in August. However, the pandemic has thrown the schedule into a loop. The best possible estimate is a release date of 2021. The series will feature some new faces that are headed to Hawkins. There are reports that there are new characters that may be introduced, as well as new settings.

In a recent New York Knicks game, Stranger Things star David Harbour was seen showing a note that says, “ST4 is coming sooon, promise.” For now, we still don't have an exact date for the premiere of Season 4.

Netflix has just recently announced the official release date for Stranger Things Season 4. The announcement stated that the season will be split into two volumes. The first volume of the season will be released on May 27, 2022 while the second volume will be released five weeks later on July 1.

Stranger Things Season 4 Episode Titles

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Netflix finally released the episode count and the titles of Stranger Things Season 4. You can check the episode titles below:

  • Episode 1 - "Chapter One: The Hellfire Club"
  • Episode 2 - "Chapter Two: Vecna's Curse"
  • Episode 3 - "Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero"
  • Episode 4 - "Chapter Four: Dear Billy"
  • Episode 5 - "Chapter Five: The Nina Project"
  • Episode 6 - "Chapter Six: The Dive"
  • Episode 7 - "Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab"
  • Episode 8 - "Chapter Eight: Papa"
  • Episode 9 - "Chapter Nine: The Piggyback"
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Episodes 1-3 of Stranger Things Season 4 is set to be released on May 27, 2022 while Episodes 7-9 will be released on July 1, 2022. As of now, the release date of Episodes 4-6 is still unclear.

Just recently, one of the creators of the show, Ross Duffer reveals that the episodes of Season 4 will be longer than the past seasons. You can check it out here.

Stranger Things Season 4 Soundtrack

Legacy Recordings just announced the details of the soundtrack for the upcoming Stranger Things Season 4. Just like how Season 4 will be released in two volumes, the soundtrack will also be digitally released in two installments: The first part will be released on May 27 and the second part will be released on July 1.

Stranger Things Season 4’s soundtrack will feature a remixed version of Journey’s "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” The Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks remix, which you can listen to below, was first featured in the Stranger Things Season 4 trailer that was released last month. Stranger Things Season 4 soundtrack is produced by Timothy J. Smith, Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer. You can check out Journey’s "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" soundtrack here.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Cast

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The cast of Season 4 includes Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, the mother of Jonathan and Will Byers. She was divorced from Lonnie Byers. In Season 2, she dated her old high school classmate, Bob, until he died later in the season. Another cast member is David Harbour as Jim Hopper, the chief of Hawkins Police Department. After the young daughter died due to cancer, Hopper divorced and lapsed into alcoholism. He eventually became more responsible. It was later revealed that he and Joyce have feelings for each other.

Another cast member is Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, who is the middle child of Ted and Karen Wheeler, the brother of Nancy and Holly, as well as one of the three friends of Will Byers. He is a very intelligent and conscientious student, committed to his friends. He was able to develop romantic feelings for Eleven. Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven or Jane Hopper. She is a young girl who was gifted with telepathic and psychokinetic abilities and a limited vocabulary. Her real name is Jane, the biological daughter of Terry Ives. After escaping the Hawkins Laboratory, where she was experimented on.

Other cast members are Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Shannon Purser as Barbara Holland, Matthew Modine as Martin Brenner.

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Season 4 will have new cast members including Robert Englund, Eduardo Franco, and Jamie Campbel Bower. There would also likely be an added creepy psychiatric hospital as a setting. Fans will also see more of The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High's D&D club. There will also be some new Russian characters with Tom Wlaschiha playing a Russian prison guard befriending Hopper and Nikola Dijuricko playing Yuri, a Russian smuggler.

David Harbour will be returning as Hopper despite the seemingly tragic end in Season 3. Harbour said that his character will resurrect in some way. The actor stated that his character will be the same guy but in a different vein.

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In the recent New York Comic-Con panel (via Entertainment Weekly) with David Harbour, he talked more about uncovering those secrets and also teased "tremendous action."

"There are these storylines... one of which is me in Russia, which you've seen with From Russia With Love," Harbour joked when he was asked about Jim Hopper being a prisoner in a Russian camp. He also mentions Alien 3 and The Great Escape as inspirations, explaining that "Hopper-trying-to-get-home-to-his-family element to it, which is really incredible." He also added with a laugh, "I think I have the best storyline ... And then you'll see a lot more layers about Eleven and Brenner and the institution and what she went through and is going through that relates to this narrative coming back. And then there's this new Creel House thing, which is this new element of a situation in Hawkins, which of course all relates."

"What we're trying to do, as we elaborate this thing, [is] to draw it back and make sure that we don't have an end game like, some of us thought about, that show LOST. 'What happened to the polar bear?!' ... We're trying to draw in, so the [elements of the story line] starts to come to a head and becomes a complete piece." He also added, "Season 4 lays a lot of pipe for that."

David Harbour also adds that Stranger Things Season 4 is "the deepest season we've got to go" with Hopper. He also brought up during the panel the "cardboard boxes in the attic" that were previously mentioned. "We start to really uncover these truths that we've only hinted at before," he said. Fellow showrunner Finn Wolfhard mentioned in an interview in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that Season 4 is going to be "really messed up". However, Wolfhard didn't elaborate on how "messed up" the next season of Stranger Things will be.

A new Stranger Things featurette has been released recently. The new featurette shows what the cast of Stranger Things has been up to since Season 3. You can check out the featurette here.

Netflix just released a new character poster for the upcoming Season 4. the official Twitter account of Stranger Things shared the poster spotlighting Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven. The poster's caption read as "Good morning, Eleven." The new poster shows Eleven's close-cropped hair, the same hair style she had in the earlier seasons. You can check out the Stranger Things Season 4 poster here.

In less than a month before the release of Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1, Netflix finally released another batch of stunning character posters highlighting Jim Hopper, Joyce Byer, and Murray Bauman. The character posters that were released, all had a red and blue division on the background of the photo that represents the upside down and the real world. You can check out the character poster for Jim Hopper, Joyce Byer, and Murray Bauman here.

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Netflix released another poster less than 2 weeks before Stranger Things Season 4 makes its debut. The latest poster features several of our beloved characters and glimpses of some of the otherworldly threats that they are going to face in their new adventures. You can check out the all-new poster for Stranger Things Season 4 below.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Plot

There is not much revealed about the plot of Season 4 although, it was revealed that Hopper will return. He is imprisoned in a snowy, wasteland of Kamchatka, Russia. He will be facing dangers from both human and otherworldly beings. Meanwhile, in the States, there is a new horror surfacing, something that has been buried and something that connects everything.

Also Read: Stranger Things Season 4 Cast Reunites for Virtual D&D

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Stranger Things fans can rejoice as Ross Duffer, one of the executive producers, confirmed that the series will go past Season four.

Recently, the creators of Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffers finally revealed the name of the villain. While speaking with IGN, they revealed that the villain's name is Vecna. As of now, we still don't know how this new villain will go against the Hawkins gang together with Eleven, but from the trailer that was released, the creature is certainly terrifying. We just have to wait and see how the Hawkins crew will deal with Vecna.

Stranger Things' Eleven star, Millie Bobby Brown, was recently interviewed by Screenrant where she teased her character's 'darkest state' in the upcoming season. She also revealed that Season 4 is "the hardest season" that she ever filmed for the franchise.

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Trailer

The first footage from the fourth season of the hit Netflix is out. It features Eleven's new look and an awesome sneak peek at the Hawkins kids in action. Stranger Things Season 4's first teaser is composed of various scenes that have been previously seen before but there were some additional clips. There is a clip with the federal agents holding back Eleven. The kids were also seen looking around a dark palace with an ominous scene of Hopper holding a flamethrower.

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In a recent Instagram post of Dacre Montgomery, who plays Billy Hargrove in the show, seemingly teases his return in Season 4 as Vecna. The images showed Montgomery being prepared with a lot of prosthetic makeup, covering his body with red ink that looks like blood. You can check out his Instagram post here.

Just recently, Netflix released the first look at Stranger Things Season 4. The images that were released reveal the horror movie vibe of the upcoming season.

A new teaser for Stranger Things Season 4 has been released by Netflix last November 6. It is titled: Welcome to California. You can watch the teaser below.

In the teaser, it shows what life is like for both Will and Eleven now that they've moved from Indiana to California. As seen in the teaser, life is not all sunny for both of them. What is supposed to be a wonderful spring break leads to a lot of mysteries and run-ins with dodgy government forces.

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Netflix recently posted a new map for the upcoming season. It shows different key locations throughout the whole series. It also included Chicago on the map. Fans are wondering if that could be a hidden plotline for the next season.

During Netflix's TUDUM event, Netflix released the official first look at the upcoming season. The highly anticipated clip is titled Creel House. The clip doesn't really give away too much, but if you've been following the latest news regarding the upcoming season, The series will be introducing a new character, Victor Creel, a "disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s" played by horror icon Robert Englund.

Recently, Stranger Things showrunner Noah Schnapp posted an Instagram story hinting that a new promo will be released soon. You can read the article about it here.

Stranger Things just recently released a cryptic countdown teaser. You can check it out here.

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer

Netflix has just released the official trailer for Stranger Things Season 4. The trailer gave the fans a sneak peek on what to expect in the upcoming season. Season 4 is set six months after the events that happened in Season 3. In the trailer, we see the Hawkins gang dealing with all of the aftermaths of the Battle of Starcourt especially max who has been grieving the loss of his brother Billy. The trailer also gives a glimpse of Eleven and Will's new life in California, Hopper's life in Russia, and a teaser of the upcoming war that is coming to Hawkins.