Fans have no doubt seen the Netflix teaser trailer for Season 4 of Stranger Things. Obviously, they are now impatient to find out more about Chief Hopper and his fate. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, production was halted in March. Currently, it is unknown when production will restart. However, good news from co-creators Ross and Matt Duffer is that Season 4 will not be the end of the story.
Stranger Things Season 4 on Netflix
So far, fans of the popular Netflix Original series have little information on what will happen in Season 4. Obviously, having seen the trailer, fans are thrilled to know that Hopper did, indeed, survive the explosion. In fact, it looks like he is in some kind of Russian prison camp in Siberia.
Co-creator Ross Duffer recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter. While Ross doesn’t give us any spoilers as to what is to come, he does give assurance to fans. Duffer makes it clear that “Season 4 won’t be the end.” Admittedly, he also doesn’t tell us how many more seasons are to come. However, he does say they “know what the end is.” Moreover, they also know when it is. Don’t you love it when a story comes together?
According to Ross, the pandemic has given them “time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show.” As they start to fill that out, they get a better idea of how long it will take to tell that story.
While production was halted, scripts are ready
Season 4 of Stranger Things was already a month into production when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. According to the co-creators, it is still unclear when they can resume production. However, the scripts are finished, polished and ready to go.
Matt Duffer says that with the ongoing pandemic, they have had a lot more time to work on the scripts. He says it is the first time they have the scripts written and are able to look at the season as a whole. Moreover, this has also given them time to make necessary adjustments.
Stranger Things cast and crew raring to go
Ross says in the interview how excited everyone is to get back to work. Despite that, their priority is the “safety of the cast and crew.” He says that will dictate when they can go back into production on Season 4. Season 3 of Stranger Things was nominated for five Emmys, including a third consecutive one for outstanding drama. No doubt the awards will keep on coming as the series gets going again.
Ross says they want each season to feel different. They don’t plan on “re-creating the same thing over and over again.” When they were working on Season 3, they realized early on that it would be shot mostly in summer. This led to the season being released in summer. This fact automatically gave the season a “different feel in terms of both the tone and the colors.”
Duffer says they wanted that season to feel like the “big Hollywood summer blockbusters” they grew up with and loved. He adds that the season had “a little more humor in it, a little more action.” According to Ross. it had a different feel from the first two seasons, which were set in the fall.
Season 4 in a winter setting?
The teaser trailer for Season 4 of Stranger Things shows Chief Hopper working in a freezing cold scene in Russia. It is currently unknown whether Season 4 will be set in the winter season in the U.S., although that could make sense.
Following the success of Season 3, Stranger Things was renewed last September for a fourth season. It went on to boast the largest viewership numbers yet for a Netflix original series or film.
So, basically, Stranger Things fans will need to be patient a little longer. In the meantime, catch up with the teaser trailer for Season 4 included below.