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It’s ‘Stranger Things’ day. Here’s everything we know about the new season

It’s a good day to revisit favorite scenes and episodes, but fans worldwide are still eagerly awaiting information on the show’s future. Here are the latest updates on season 4. 

Actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, in season 3.
Actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, in season 3 of “Stranger Things.”
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It didn’t take long for “Stranger Things” to get its own holiday.

In 2018 — two years after the show debuted to millions of viewers — Netflix officially declared Nov. 6 “Stranger Things Day,” according to Mental Floss.

The significance of Nov. 6? It’s the day Will Byers vanished into the Upside Down — an event that pits a clever and endearing group of kids against secretive government officials in the town of Hawkins, Indiana.

It’s a good day to revisit favorite scenes and episodes, but fans worldwide are still eagerly awaiting information on the show’s future. Here are the latest updates on season 4.

Production status

  • “Stranger Things” finally resumed filming in Atlanta in September, the Deseret News previously reported.
  • I’ll just say the pandemic definitely massively delayed shooting,” Shawn Levy, “Stranger Things” executive producer, recently told Collider.
  • “But it impacted very positively by allowing the Duffer brothers, for the first time ever, to write the entire season before we shoot it and to have time to rewrite in a way that they rarely had before,” he continued. “So the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever.”
  • Production for “Stranger Things” initially shut down in March. At that time, “Stranger Things” was two episodes into filming and had wrapped up filming on location in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Deseret News previously reported.

Release date

Levy told Collider the launch of season 4 is still “TBD.”

Last month, actress Natalia Dyer — who plays Nancy Wheeler — told Vogue that “Stranger Things” fans won’t be watching season 4 anytime soon.

  • “I can’t say a lot, except that it’s going to be a while before it comes out,” she said. “It will definitely be worth it. It’s going to be really big. It’s going to be big!”
  • “Every time we end a season, we all think, ‘Where is this going to go? Where can this possibly go?’ Then we get the scripts for the next season and we’re like … ‘Wow, like, wow!’

Originally, the season’s release was expected in 2020. The season — which has at least eight episodes — has been officially delayed to 2021, the Deseret News reported.

Based on filming schedules, the earliest the “Stranger Things” season could come out is July or August, according to Radio Times.

Episode titles

  • “Stranger Things” has released the titles to the first three episodes of season 4, according to Digital Spy.
  • Episode 1 is called “The Hellfire Club”; episode 2 is titled “Tick Tock Mr. Clock”; and episode 3 has been named “You Snooze You Lose.”

Storyline

Season 4 expands the world of “Stranger Things,” the Deseret News reported. At the end of season 3, the Byers family and Eleven — who at least temporarily has lost her telekinetic powers — were moving away from Hawkins.

Actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, recently told Glamour magazine she hopes her character gets her powers back.

  • “I’d love for her to get her powers back because she is a hero,” Brown said. “She is like a super woman in a way.”

At the end of season 3, Hopper was also believed to be dead — although a cliffhanger alluded to an “American” in a Russian prison camp.

  • A trailer has since revealed that Hopper was, in fact, the “American” and still very much alive — although far away from Hawkins working in a Russian prison camp, the Deseret News previously reported.
  • “Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more,” the Duffer brothers previously said. “In the meantime — pray for the American.”
  • “I know specifically that in season 4 we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper’s backstory,” actor David Harbour has said, according to What’s on Netflix.
A photo from “Stranger Things 3.”
A photo from “Stranger Things 3.” Nov. 6 is “Stranger Things” day.
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Will there be a fifth season?

“Stranger Things” fans can expect more beyond season 4.

  • “Season 4 won’t be the end,” Ross Duffer told the Hollywood Reporter in August. “We know what the end is, and we know when it is.”

Brown told Glamour she wants Eleven to have a happy ending.

  • “I always say to the Duffers, ‘Can she just not smile like in one take?’” the actress said. “I would love her story to be rounded off by a good ending. I trust the Duffer brothers so much that it’s going to be beautiful and I’m going to love it no matter what it is.”
  • “And she loves Mike — I want them to get married,” Brown continued. That’s what I need. I need a wedding scene for ‘Stranger Things,’ period.”