Stranger Things season 4 is officially happening at Netflix. The streaming platform also announced that they have signed a multi-picture and series deal with the Duffer Brothers. To make the announcement, the hit show's social media accounts started teasing something big yesterday with a clock and an upside down smiley face emoji. Now, they have released a short teaser for the new season, revealing: "We're not in Hawkins anymore." The brief teaser is ominous and does not include any footage from the upcoming season.
Stranger Things season 3 premiered in July and was quickly binged by hardcore fans who were sad to see Hopper die. But did he really? Anyway, the gang splits up as Eleven moves in with the Byer family when they leave Hawkins. It was an emotional ending and fans are more than likely pretty excited that season 4 if officially happening. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had this to say in a statement released today.
"The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we're thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love. We can't wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down."
It makes sense that we would see some of the outside world in Stranger Things season 4. The previous season set up some major changes for the main characters, who just can't seem to catch a break from the Upside Down and the Russians. Whatever the case may be, the Duffer Brothers are excited to be able to tell more of the story. They released a statement, which you can read below.
"We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show - and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can't wait to tell many more stories together - beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!"
The Duffer Brothers are inevitably going to have to bring the story back to Hawkins in Stranger Things season 4, which they explicitly stated. When looking at the teaser, it looks like time is going to play a factor and it's not going to be pretty. We see the iconic logo for the series as it slowly starts to rot next to a tree. The infection appears to be spreading.
Netflix did not announce an official release date for Stranger Things season 4 or a production start timeframe. With that being said, it might be a pretty decent wait again since everybody is so busy with outside projects. Hopefully the streaming platform makes an official announcement in regard to the release date soon.