Stranger Things Season 4 won't be arriving until 2022

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser

Netflix has released a new Stranger Things Season 4 teaser video, giving us our best look yet at footage from the upcoming season – as well as confirming something we’d already assumed. Stranger Things Season 4 will not be released until next year, according to this new teaser video, which pegs the release date for the following season in 2022.

Covid Hit Production

That wasn’t necessarily the plan at the outset. Stranger Things 4 began filming in early 2020, but due to the pandemic, production was halted for most of the summer, and when it resumed, new safety protocols made filming significantly slower.

Indeed, executive producer Shawn Levy recently explained the Stranger Things Season 4 delay to us, stating that this is the season in which they chose to greatly expand the scope of the series – while there is still a storey to be told in Hawkins, Stranger Things 4 also includes storylines set elsewhere. Which makes sense, given that when we last left off, the Byers family and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) were leaving Hawkins following Hopper’s alleged death (David Harbour).

Visual Effects taking Time

Stranger Things Season 4 is nearing completion, but because of the extensive visual effects, the Netflix series has always had a lengthy post-production time. Harbour earlier hinted that Season 4 will be not only his favourite but also the most important:

“I mean, it’s bigger, that’s the first thing. In scope, in scale, even in the idea that we’re not in Hawkins anymore. We, locale-wise, we’re bigger. We’re introducing new stuff, but we’re also tightening and wrapping up in a certain direction to make it have a clear, clean specific, and definite ending at some point, which I can’t really talk about.”

Will there be Next Season?

Harbour’s sentiments were mirrored by Levy, who executive produces the show and directs two episodes each season. He even went so far as to suggest that he and creators The Duffer Brothers “have the end in sight” and are plotting the show’s finale at this point. Whether this means Stranger Things Season 5 will be the show’s final season or not remains to be seen, but fans will be more interested than ever to see where this tale goes.

Cast of Stranger Things Season 4

The Stranger Things Season 4 teaser trailer may be seen below. Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, Brett Gelman, and Matthew Modine are among the returning cast members, while Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn are among the new cast members this season.


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