It’s been more than two years since “Stranger Things” released Season 3. As fans have eagerly been waiting for Season 4 to drop, “Stranger Things” cast members have opened up about the new season, revealing everything from its scarier tone to parts of the storyline.
But at this point, there’s really just one thing “Stranger Things” fans want to know: When is Season 4 coming out?
- “It’s coming soon enough,” “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy recently told Variety. “And as for when exactly that will be announced — quite soon.”
Why has ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 taken so long?
Like all TV and film projects, production for “Stranger Things” Season 4 was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the unusually long time between the third and fourth seasons also has to do with the scope of Season 4.
- “It also happens to be the season that we chose to go much bigger,” Levy told Variety. “I shot in Lithuania right before the pandemic. We have filmed in Georgia, Lithuania and New Mexico, so suffice to say Season 4 is sprawling. It’s visually and narratively very ambitious — much more ambitious than the prior three seasons.”
When will ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 hit Netflix?
An announcement regarding the Season 4 release date is on the horizon.
During a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” actor David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper on “Stranger Things,” said production on the season would wrap in August 2021, Netflix Life reported.
Based on that timeline, Collider has reported that the new season could come at the end of 2021, although it is more likely to be released during the first half of 2022.
What we know about ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4
- Based on interviews from “Stranger Things” cast members and trailers that have been released, we know that “Stranger Things” Season 4 will delve more into the backstories of characters like Hopper and Eleven, the Deseret News reported.
- The tone of the fourth season will also be more “mature,” according to “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo. “Stranger Things” actor Finn Wolfhard has also said the new season is “darker” compared to previous seasons..
- The show will introduce several new characters throughout the fourth season, the Deseret News reported.
- Fans can expect at least one more season beyond Season 4.
- “(The pandemic) has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show,” Ross Duffer, co-creator of “Stranger Things,” told the Hollywood Reporter last year. “Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story.”