With just over two months to go until Netflix & the Duffer Bros.‘ stranger things returns for the premiere of its two-part fourth season, the Duffer Bros. share a new set of preview images offering a few more clues as to what viewers can expect. But before we get to that, the duo also had some info to drop when checking in with the Present Company With Krista Smith podcast about the season’s “horror movie” vibe. When we pitched it to Netflix all those years ago, we pitched it like kids are… ‘The Goonies’ in ‘ET'” Ross Duffer Explain. “It’s their script. And the adults are in ‘Jaws’ and ‘Close Encounters’, and then the teenagers are in ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ or ‘Halloween’. But, this year, we don’t have kids . We can’t do ‘The Goonies’ anymore. And so, suddenly, we’re leaning a lot more into that horror movie territory that we love. It was fun to make that change.” And what about all those fan theories floating around? “I’m constantly impressed with the accuracy of fans and how quickly they’re able to put something together with very, very little information,” Ross said of the sometimes “surprisingly” accurate theories swirling around the networks. social. Now, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest images released as well as what the creative team had to say about them. First, Eddie (joseph quinn) leads a special meeting of the D&D club at Hawkins High:
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and his friends are ready to face evil:
What happens inside Creel House stays inside Creel House:
Mike (Finn Wolfhard) will do anything to protect his friends:
Steve (Joe Keery), Eddy (joseph quinn), Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Robin (Maya Hawk) might just be over their heads:
Things are looking up for Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie sink), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Erica (Priah Ferguson):
Spotted: Jim Hopper (David Harbor), safe and sound:
Presentation of the official dream team of Robin and Nancy:
Joyce (winona ryder) and Murray (Brett Gelman) look chilly – and worried – in the snow. Maybe it has something to do with the plane that crashed behind them?
And let’s not forget…
With the tagline, “Every ending has a beginning,” the official key art for the fourth season that was released last month kicked off in Russia with a Hopper-Joyce reunion. From there, we see Eleven return to her worst nightmare in the second key art poster. With the third poster, familiar faces investigate the truth behind the murders in the Creel house. As the fourth poster takes us to the Byers’ new life in California, a life that is about to be turned upside down. Because even though they are all in different parts of the world, there is always something that connects them all. And then we got the final poster tying it all together. And now the good news: stranger things 4 comes to you in two parts: Volume 1 comes out on May 27, and Volume 2 quickly follows on July 1. The bad news? As The Duffer Bros revealed in a letter below, the series will end with the following fifth season.
Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Grappling with the consequences, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made it any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a horrifying new supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, could finally bring an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.
Now here’s a look at the letter shared by the Duffer Bros announcing the end of the series with the fifth season, but teasing that more of the show’s universe might be on the way:
Now here’s a look at the titles of the fourth season episodes, as well as the teaser video released earlier today: S04E01 – “The Hellfire Club”; S04E02 – “Vecna’s Curse”; S04E03 – “The Monster and the Superhero”; S04E04 – “Dear Billy”; S04E05 – “The Nina Project”; S04E06 – “The Dive”; S04E07 – “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”; S04E08 – “Daddy”; S04E09 – “The Piggyback Ride”:
When the third season ended and Hopper (Harbour) seemingly dead, the Byers (Ryder, Noah Schnapp & Charlie Heaton) and Eleven (Brown) prepared to leave Hawkins. But as we’ve seen before and become abundantly clear in the clip below, Hawkins has a reach that extends far beyond Indiana. So while Eleven is looking forward to a great Spring Break with Mike, outside forces might have something to say about it:
Previously Producer Shawn Levy and the folks behind the global phenomenon have released a teaser video confirming that viewers can relax for the rest of the year as their heroes won’t be back until next year. Here’s a preview of that featurette, which also visually recaps the entire series aired so far:
If you feel like you haven’t seen a new episode of stranger things Since the 80s, Levy has been feeling your pain. “To say the incredibly obvious, it’s been way, way, way too long, and it’s happening,” Levy revealed to Variety regarding the global phenomenon’s fourth season earlier this year. But even though it was actually only in 2019, the producer offered some very promising news to fans. “It’s coming quite early. And as to when exactly that will be announced – very soon.”
While the COVID pandemic was a big reason for the length of production, Levy also explained that the fourth season’s expansion in several ways also contributed to the extra time needed. “I filmed in Lithuania right before the pandemic. We filmed in Georgia, Lithuania and New Mexico, so suffice to say Season 4 is sprawling,” he explained. “It’s visually and narratively very ambitious, much more ambitious than the previous three seasons. Much of the delay is due to COVID and the pace at which we have to work to get it done safely, but it also happens to be is the season that we chose to go a lot bigger,” Levy continued. “It’s the magnitude of this season and the multi-settings of season 4.”
Previously we learned that Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments: City of Darkness, Sweeney Todd), Edouard Franco (Booksmart, the frenzy), and joseph quinn (Catherine the Great, Howards End) joined the cast of stranger things as series regulars. Tom Wlaschiha (game of thrones), Sherman Augustus (In the Badlands, Westworld), Mason Dye (Bosch, The Goldbergs), Nikola Djuricko (Genie, in the land of blood and honey), and Robert Englund (Franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street, V) also join in recurring roles. Besides, Brett GelmanMurray Bauman’s was promoted to series regular. Besides, Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E), Myles Truit (Black Lightning), Regina Ting Chen (queen of the south), and Grace Van Dien (The village) also joined the stranger things to throw.
The fourth season of stranger things finds “some new horror beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything”, here’s a look at who’s playing who – offering clues not just to where our heroes have stood since the last time we’ve seen them, but also where the action will take place this season (including a psychiatric hospital). Bower plays Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as a nurse at the mental hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, Peter feels compelled to take a stand, but will he? Victor Creel d’Englund is a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a mental hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s. As for what happens with Hopper in Russia, Dmitri de Wlaschiha is a Russian prison guard who bonds friendship with Hopper: smart, cunning and charming, but can we trust him? Djuricko’s Yuri is a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cash, and crunchy peanut butter.
Quinn’s Eddie Munson Is A Bold ’80s Metalhead Who Runs The Hellfire Club, the official D&D club of Hawkins High. Hated by those who don’t understand him – and loved by those who do – Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicenter of this season’s mystery. Meanwhile, Franco’s Argyle is a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza for Surfer Boy Pizza and Jonathan’s new best friend. Augustus’ Lt. Col. Sullivan is a smart, no-nonsense man who thinks he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all (uh-oh), while Dye’s Jason Carver lives the life of the handsome, rich, athletic. star who is dating the most popular girl in school. That is until a new evil threatening Hawkins turns everyone’s world upside down.