The kids of Stranger Things will be back for Season 4 shortly, and there are many questions to be answered following last season's bombshell finale thanks to Saturday's Tudum event, where the streaming platform dropped a brand new teaser trailer and shared when fans can expect the next season.
The teaser saw the characters investigating their next mystery — Creel House. The location is eerily similar to a haunted house but is sure to have more than the typical twists and turns. Netflix didn't share the exact date when the next season will premiere. However, they said that it will be released sometime in 2022. According to the last teaser trailer, which dropped in May, fans will be transported back to Dr. Brenner's (Matthew Modine) laboratory where he performed experiments on various children –– including Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).
"We have something very special planned for you today," Brenner says to the children as the camera pans over to Eleven's door. "Eleven? Are you listening?" he asks the girl with special talents, who in turn suddenly opens her eyes wide with shock. The show's producers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer have been teasing the upcoming season for some time. Another teaser posted on the Stranger Things YouTube page revealed "HNL Control Room," which featured seven flickering and bloodstained TV screens –– all showing scenes from "The School." The room is assumed to be the Hawkins National Library control room.
While there's no date set as of yet, Season 4 looks to be arriving sometime next year. It's been quite awhile since Season 3 aired, but producer Shawn Levy shares the delay is largely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has been the culprit behind many delayed productions in Hollywood. "I'll just say that we are long-delayed, and the Duffers and I want to share season four with the world as badly as the world wants it," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "Part of what's taking time is long before COVID and the pandemic existed, season four was built to be by far the most ambitious, cinematic, sprawling and epic season that we've ever done.
"By not just a little – by a lot. So the complexity of season four, even before we had the obstacles, hurdles and challenges of a pandemic, is taking a lot of time because it is super worth the wait."
Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Winona Ryder, and David Harbour are all expected to return. Harbour, who seemingly suffered a tragic death in the last season is surprisingly making a return –– though, he's bound to show off a different behavior.
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