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‘Stranger Things’ star says new season is the ‘darkest’ one yet

We still don’t know when the next season of ‘Stranger Things’ is coming out, but fans can plan on it being the ‘darkest’ season to date, according to actor Finn Wolfhard

Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin in “Stranger Things 3.”
Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin in “Stranger Things 3.” Wolfhard recently said that the new season is the “darkest” one to date.
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We still don’t know when the next season of “Stranger Things” is coming out, but fans can plan on it being the “darkest” season to date, according to actor Finn Wolfhard.

“Every season it gets darker. Really, I will say with Season 3 I was like, this is the darkest season that there’ll ever be, like the exploding rats and everything,” the “Stranger Things” star said in a recent interview with CBC Radio, according to the entertainment site Complex. ”But really, Season 4 so far, it’s the darkest season there’s ever been.”

“Every year, it gets amped up,” continued Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in “Stranger Things.” “Every year it gets funnier and darker and sadder, and everything. Every year, they amp it up.”

In the interview, Wolfhard also talked about some of the show’s new characters and the production timeline, according to NME magazine.

“I’m so excited for people to see it,” he said. “It’s been a long go at it.”

Gaten Matarazzo, Wolfhard’s fellow “Stranger Things” star, has previously said that filming the new season has been “a slower process than usual” during the pandemic, the Deseret News reported.

“Which is really saying something because we take our sweet time making the show anyway,” the actor told People magazine last month. “So it’s not as steady paced or as consistent as I think any of us would like it to be, but we do our best and we’re playing it by ear.

“I think the most important thing is that when we’re working, we’re all staying safe,” Matarazzo added.

The delay in Season 4 production has reportedly led to a better script.

“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,” Shawn Levy, “Stranger Things” executive producer, told Collider last year.

“So the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever.”

Netflix has not yet announced an official release date for the new season, which according to IMDb has nine episodes and is expected to come out this year.