Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular original shows, and following a stunning season three finale, the fourth season is hotly anticipated.
But when will the next series of the 80s sci-fi show be coming back to our screens? This is all you need to know.
What will season four be about?
The end of year three left audiences with many unanswered questions – such as what happened to Chief Hooper and how exactly the Russians arrested the Demogorgon.
Season three also ended with Joyce and her sons May and Jonathan and Eleven, packing their items to a removal van, ready to depart Hawkins.
Season four may see the iconic gang becoming split up since the show moves away from Hawkins for the first time.
Jonathan and Nancy also reconciled after their difficulties during the next season so that a long-distance relationship might be on the cards for them.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, founders the Duffer Brothers also teased more about”portals,” which might take the figures into different worlds.
Ross Duffer said: “We’ve got the big broad strokes. It is just now about filling in those lines in the specifics. We are pretty excited about where it is potentially going to proceed. Again, as we mentioned, it’s going to feel very different than this season. But I think that it’s the right thing to do and I think that it’ll be fascinating.”
Matt Duffer added: “I think the biggest thing that is likely to happen is it is going to open up a little bit, not always in terms of scale [or] about special effects…but open up with regards to permitting portals to areas outside of Hawkins.”
Talking to Full Film, Joe Keery (who performs Steve) also stated that the brand new season is the funniest so far.
He said: “I believe that this year – and I know I watched this every year – but that is going to be a lot scarier than prior years because this past year was fairly dark.”
Is there a trailer for season four?
A trailer for year four was released on the official Netflix YouTube accounts on 14 February earlier this year.
The trailer is under a minute long and does not give away much information regarding what will be going down in the show’s fourth season.
The trailer shows a group of people working from the snow, hammering away in a train track, surrounded by Russian soldiers.
As the camera moves throughout the team, the trailer ends with one of the employees taking off their hat to reveal a shaved head – before the trailer cuts to black, the crowd sees that person is Hopper.
Who’s returning for season four?
There have been no official casting statements for its fourth season of this sci-fi show. However, fans can be assured that the main team will be returning, based on Digital Spy:
– Finn Wolfhard (IT, Carmen Sandiego) as Mike Wheeler
– Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) as Eleven
– Caleb McLaughlin (Concrete Cowboy, High Flying Bird) as Lucas Sinclair
– Gatten Matarazzo (The Blacklist, Angry Birds Movie two ) as Dustin Henderson
– Noah Schnapp (We Only Know So Much, Abe) as Will Byers
– Sadie Sink (Odyssey, The Bleeder) as Max Mayfield
– Joe Keery (Spree, Molly’s Game) as Steve Harrington
– Natalia Dyer (Velvet Buzzsaw, Acting for a Cause) as Nancy Wheeler
– Charlie Heaton (The New Mutants, No Future) as Jonathan Byers
– Winona Ryder (The Plot Against America, Destination Wedding) as Joyce Byers
– Cara Buono (Supergirl, Monsters, and Men) as Karen Wheeler
– David Harbour (Hellboy, Extraction) Jim Hopper
Fan favorites from year three comprise Maya Hawke (Little Women, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood) as Robin Buckley, so it’s likely that she could also have a larger role in year four.
Variety also reported that Priah Ferguson (The Oath, Cream X Coffee), who stars as Lucas’ sister Erica Sinclair was promoted into a series regular for the next season.
It was also verified that Brett Gelman (Fleabag, Mr. Mercedes), who performs bizarre private investigator Murray Bauman, has also been upped to a series regular.
It’s unclear what other characters may or might not be returning for the next season.