Details have been kept under very tight wraps, but Netflix revealed that the Russian location in the first trailer is Kamchatka. It's a freezing wasteland, in which the Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) could face enemies both human and (most probably) inter-dimensional.
Meanwhile, back in Indiana, a new enemy is coming; something that was 'buried' and 'connects everything' (that sounds suspiciously like Mind Flayer talk). The Duffer Brothers promise Stranger Things 4 to be the 'biggest and most frightening season yet'. Watch the new trailer below.
Who's in the Stranger Things 4 cast?
David Harbour is returning as the apparently invincible Jim Hopper – but in what form? How did he survive? Is he in a different dimension?
We also expect our favourite monster-battling heroes to return. Stranger Things wouldn't be the same without Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Joyce (Winona Ryder). And Dr Sam Owens (Paul Reiser) will probably crop up again, given his appearance at the end of season three. From the new trailer, we might also see the return of Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine) – the evil scientist who experimented on Eleven in season one.
Will Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) regain her telekinetic powers in season four?
Is this the last season of Stranger Things?
In 2017, creators Ross and Matt Duffer told Vulture that Stranger Things would be 'a four-season thing and then out', with whispers of a potential fifth instalment. With all the demagorgons and Mind Flayers and Soviet soldiers, the 80s kids from Hawkins have endured plenty of dark terrors over the past three seasons. In the same interview, Ross Duffer said the kids are 'going to have to get the f*** out of this town! It's ridiculous!'
Ridiculous or not, Stranger Things 3 left us with some gaping questions that need to be answered.
The internet will never stop talking about every possibility, not until season four is finally released. And probably after that too. Stranger Things is reportedly the most watched show on Netflix and has won over the world, even inspiring Secret Cinema to create a Stranger Things experience.
What's the Stranger Things release date?
The pandemic halted production on Stranger Things 4, so it could still be a while away. However, the new trailer gives some hope of a 2021 release date. In any case, we're monstrously excited.
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