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Stranger Issues Season 4: Netflix Launch Date & Every thing We Know So Far

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Stranger Issues – Photos: Netflix

Stranger Issues season 4 has wrapped filming and is scheduled to hit Netflix in full come Summer time 2022. Right here’s absolutely the newest as to every thing we all know to date in regards to the fourth season of Stranger Issues. It is a massive preview so put your Eggos within the microwave and prepare for a deep-dive into Stranger Issues season 4.

The present actually requires no introduction as one in all Netflix’s largest flagship exhibits that first arrived on Netflix in July 2016. The collection focuses on a younger lady known as Eleven who has superpowers and joins up with a friendship group in Hawkins, Indiana the place unusual issues are certainly happening.

So, let’s get to it.

Right here’s every thing it is advisable know on Stranger Issues season 4 final up to date in July 2021.

When did Stranger Issues season 4 get renewed and when will it launch?

After a number of days value of teasing main as much as September thirtieth, 2019 Netflix lastly confirmed that Stranger Issues could be returning for a fourth season.

As well as, Netflix signed a multi-year take care of The Duffer Brothers. This deal is on prime of the one Netflix already has with Shawn Levy who’s a producer on the present.

The announcement of season 4 got here accompanied by a video that had the caption: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore”.

Finn Wolfhard first signaled in a fan video in April 2021 that the present wouldn’t be releasing in 2021 however as an alternative would launch in 2022.

Since then, Stranger Issues season 4 has been confirmed to reach in Summer time 2022.

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Date card for Stranger Issues season 4

There are a number of rumored dates for precisely when the present will come again in the summertime. One of many rumors appears to be that the collection will drop on July 1st, 2022. That’s a Friday when historically Netflix Authentic releases occur. 

Each Stranger Issues Season 4 Teaser & Trailer Launch So Far

Netflix has launched numerous teasers for the reason that preliminary announcement with the primary dropping in February 2020 titled “From Russia with Love…”

The second tease came visiting a yr later in Could 2021 with the title “Eleven, are you listening?”.

The third teaser got here as a part of Netflix’s TUDUM occasion known as “Creel Home.”

The fourth and last teaser was titled “Welcome to California” and launched for Stranger Issues Day 2021.


Along with all of these teasers, a sneak peek trailer (which options principally footage from earlier seasons of the present) was launched in early August 2021 which confirmed the collection will return in 2022 as we talked about earlier.

Manufacturing timeline for Stranger Issues season 4

What’s the manufacturing standing of Stranger Issues season 4: Manufacturing concluded as of September 2021.

For the primary time within the present’s historical past, a few of the manufacturing would happen exterior of Atlanta.

As we realized from the teaser trailer, the group behind Stranger Issues had begun filming extensively in Vilnius, Lithuania at an unknown date. Alongside set photos, Movieweb introduced they’d wrapped filming at that location in February 2020.

The primary bulk of the filming for Stranger Issues season 4 was initially supposed to start on January seventh, 2020. We additionally realized that filming was initially scheduled to conclude by August fifth, 2020.

After all, that was put to a halt when filming was placed on maintain as of March 2020 attributable to COVID-19. It’s believed that the collection was two episodes into filming earlier than manufacturing was halted.

By mid-June 2020, we bought affirmation that the whole script had been accomplished for Stranger Issues season 4.

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Stranger Issues scripts – Image: @strangerwriters

The Hollywood Reporter broke the information on July 2nd, 2020 that the collection rescheduled filming to start out on September seventeenth, 2020. However that was then as soon as once more delayed to September twenty eighth, 2020.

Filming did begin and we’ve been getting loads of updates all through the course of filming so right here’s a little bit of a timeline.

StrangerThingsSpoilers on Twitter have been scorching on the heels of catching every thing they will to do with the manufacturing of Stranger Issues season 4. 

With Steve and Robin now working on the arcade, numerous filming has taken place on location.

We additionally know Stranger Issues is heading to New Mexico for season 4. We bought affirmation in October 2020 that that’s presently attributable to occur now in December 2020courtesy of ProductionWeekly.

On October thirty first, in a Twitch stream, Gaten Matarazzo confirmed that they’d began filming episode eight (the ultimate episode) of season 4 nevertheless, this gave false hope manufacturing was nearing the tip as they appear to movie out of order.

Talking in an interview with Collider, Shawn Levy commented on the filming delays earlier in 2020 saying: 

“I’ll simply say the pandemic positively massively delayed taking pictures and subsequently the launch of our present Season 4, date nonetheless TBD. But it surely impacted very positively by permitting the Duffer brothers, for the primary time ever, to jot down the whole season earlier than we shoot it and to have time to rewrite in a approach that they hardly ever had earlier than so the standard of those screenplays are distinctive, perhaps higher than ever.”

Simply earlier than Christmas 2020, photographs of the group filming within the woods with “upside-down” decor dominate the images.

As 2021 rolled round, filming was initially attributable to occur on January 2nd. Nonetheless, we didn’t get phrase till a lot later that it did decide up once more. A casting name mentioned that filming can be ongoing in Atlanta between January twenty sixth and the tip of February 2021.

Filming for Stranger Issues season 4 remains to be ongoing as of April 2021 with continued filming in Atlanta and New Mexico. The newest replace we had was that they had been filming simply exterior of Hawkins Excessive Faculty as of April twenty third, 2021.

Filming is scheduled to proceed into Could 2021 so far as new casting calls recommend with extra filming in Atlanta now scheduled for Could seventh. 

In July 2021, manufacturing moved to New Mexico (after quite a few delays). Filming is believed to wrap in August 2021.

Filming wrapped in early September 2021 in accordance with Noah Schnapp. 

All through the trailers, we’ve managed to nab a number of screenshots that we will dissect for season 4 data.

Will season 4 be the final season of Stranger Issues?

Wanting past season 4 of Stranger Issues is troublesome, particularly as we don’t know the way the story will wrap up within the new season but.

Shawn Levy, nevertheless, has spoken about the way forward for the present saying:

“I imply I’ll say we have now sense of stuff that occurs in season 4. Season 4 is certainly occurring. There’s very a lot the potential of a season past that one, that’s presently undecided. And what I might simply say is a part of the chaos and enjoyable of this specific present is that whereas the Duffers and the author’s room and we producers define the whole season, the Duffers actually use the writing course of to revisit, reassess and query all of their prior assumptions.

So regardless that we all the time begin off with sense of the foremost arcs of the season. We’re all the time prepared for shifts and surprises as a result of if the Duffers stumble into a distinct or stunning inspiration whereas they rewrite the script, we’re going to observe that inspiration and throw out some concepts to be able to embrace some new ones which might be extra thrilling. And I’ve little question that season 3 can be no exception.”

What do the Duffer Brothers should say?

However from what was mentioned it’s nonetheless unclear on whether or not or not a fifth season is going on. Even the Duffer Brothers are unsure about the place they stand on a fifth season. In an interview with Enews, the Brothers had the next to say:


“We don’t really know. I believe, , 4 to 5 seasons is probably going the place we’ll find yourself, however who is aware of? I imply, none of this official, and we all know the place we wish to go. We’re attempting to determine nonetheless how lengthy it’ll take to get there, so we’ll see.”


“It’s exhausting, like 4 appears quick, 5 appears lengthy. So I don’t know what to do.”

We do, nevertheless, have extra to stay up for from The Duffer Brothers and certainly Shawn Levy who all have unique output offers with Netflix over the subsequent few years.

What’s the episode rely and episode names for Stranger Issues season 4?

The fourth season can even be receiving eight episodes like the primary and third seasons. Nonetheless, within the above image from the Writers Room, there seem like 9 scripts current.

On November seventh (which is Stranger Issues Day), the Stranger Writers Twitter account introduced the title of the primary episode and who’s writing it.

  • Episode 401 – “Chapter One: The Hellfire Membership” – Written by The Duffer Brothers
  • Episode 402 – “Chapter Two: Vecna’s Curse”
  • Episode 403 – “The Monster And The Superhero”
  • Episode 404 – “Expensive Billy”
  • Episode 405 – “The Nina Challenge”
  • Episode 406 – “The Dive”
  • Episode 407 – “The Bloodbath At Hawkins Lab”
  • Episode 408 – “Papa”
  • Episode 409 – “The Piggyback”

New and Returning Forged Members for Stranger Issues season 4

The most important casting query going into season 4 was whether or not David Harbour could be returning.

Due to a tweet from Netflix in February 2020, we now have affirmation that David Harbour can be returning to the function of Jim Hopper in season 4.

Due to the primary teaser trailer, we all know that Tom Wlaschiha can be featured in season 4. We all know he’ll be showing within the early sections of season 4 particularly in Russia however we’ve additionally heard that he’ll seemingly make his approach again to Hawkins too.

We additionally bought phrase in April 2020 that Nikola Đuričko can be in season 4 too.

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Tom Wlaschiha and Nikola Đuričko

In late February 2020, Netflix confirmed that Priah Ferguson had been upped to a collection common for the fourth season. She performed the breakout function of Erica Sinclair in season 3.

In June 2020, many of the major forged was listed to be returning together with the 5 major youngsters however one title notably lacking a 2021 day is Dacre Montgomery who performed Billy. His character died in season 3 so it’s not overly stunning.

In July 2020, Brokers of SHIELD star Joel Stoffer was introduced by ComicBook to have a task within the new season.

His function is about to be small with the actor telling the publication:

“I don’t count on it to turn into something like long run, nevertheless it’ll be arising. They contact me and I’ll go to Georgia, to Atlanta, and shoot it after they get again up and working. ‘Trigger they’ve been clearly shut down for some time.”

Extra casting occurred for smaller roles in September 2020 with Backstage.com reporting that they’re in search of background actors “aged 18 and older, is needed to play Russian varieties, gymnasts, and extra”. This means to us that the Russians are coming to Hawkins.

In October 2020, we additionally realized that Dr. Brenner (final seen in season 2) can be returning for season 4 of the collection. We’ve but to listen to this formally so stand by. Additionally in October, stories from the set of Stranger Issues season 4 means that Levon Thurman-Hawke can be becoming a member of or no less than showing in season 4. 

In November 2020, Netflix lifted the lid on a bunch of latest forged members for the present together with: 

  • Robert Englund as Victor Creel (as seen in Nightmare on Elm Avenue)
  • Eduardo Franco as Argyle described as Jonathan’s new BFF.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard
  • Sherman Augustus as Lt. Colonel Sullivan
  • Mason Dye as Jason Carver
  • Tom Wlaschiha as Dmitri (announce earlier)
  • Nikola Djuricko as Yuri
  • Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson
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New forged images for Stranger Issues season 4

As reported by StrangerThingsSpoilers, we may very well be seeing Kali’s Gang launched in season two again as they had been noticed on set. 

The ultimate (?) set of casting got here throughout Netflix’s Geeked Week in June 2021. On day 3 of the week-long occasion, we realized about one other batch of castings for season 4. 

Listed below are the brand new castings:

  • Amybeth McNulty performs Vickie, a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the attention of one in all our beloved heroes.
  • Myles Truitt performs Patrick, a Hawkins basketball star who has buddies, expertise, and life… till stunning occasions ship his life spiraling uncontrolled.
  • Regina Ting Chen performs Ms. Kelly, a well-liked steerage counselor who cares deeply for her college students — particularly these struggling essentially the most.
  • Grace Van Dien performs Chrissy, Hawkins’ Excessive lead cheerleader and the preferred lady in class. However beneath the seemingly excellent floor lies a darkish secret.
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Geeked Week Castings for Stranger Issues season 4

What can we count on from Stranger Issues season 4?

Season 3 left us with lots to ponder for subsequent season. We are able to count on a few of the following to be revealed.

Who’s “The American?”

This query has since been answered due to the teaser Netflix dropped for Stranger Issues season 4.

How did Hopper survive? Effectively, we by no means noticed Hopper’s physique disintegrated by the outburst of energy from the Russian machine however left to imagine the worst.

Hopper will need to have used the opening between worlds by the machine to leap from Hawkins to Kamchatka. Alternatively, he could have ended up within the Upside Down, solely to be caught by Russians.

There’s each probability that Hopper might use the machine to make a return journey to the USA. We suspect that the pet Demogorgon being held by the Russians might have an element to play in Hopper’s eventual escape.

Jim!? – Copyright. Netflix
Are the Byers and Eleven going to return to Hawkins?

After the tearful goodbye to their buddies and Hawkins, the Byers and Eleven have moved away to pastures new. Earlier than leaving Mike and Eleven have made it clear they’ll be speaking to and visiting as typically as they will. Mike will go to the Byers place for Thanksgiving, and Eleven will ask Joyce if she will be able to keep at Mike’s for Christmas.

It’s our hope the subsequent season can be based mostly at Christmas, which might give writers a simple motive to jot down characters to be in Hawkins on the identical time. Regardless, characters similar to Eleven and Will are crucial to the story due to their connection to the Upside Down.

Jonathan’s return to Hawkins would coincide together with his relationship with Nancy Wheeler. As for Joyce, she’d seemingly tag alongside simply to ensure Will and Eleven are secure.

How will the Mindflayer return?

If anybody thought the Mindflayer was destroyed is unfortunately mistaken. The creature seen all through the third season was a conduit utilized by the Mindflayer and never the Mindflayer itself.  With the connection between the Upside Down and our world shut, the conduit physique misplaced its “sign” to the Midnlfayer thus the physique was destroyed.

The Mindflayer is secure and sound within the Upside Down however is trapped for now. He’ll positively be returning with a vengeance and can seemingly look to enact his revenge in town of Hawkins after being thwarted twice.

As to how he returns can be very fascinating. The previous two events when he’s possessed people haven’t gone to plan. Arguably possessing one of many Russians could be a much better choice than a teen from Hawkins.

The Mindflyaer will return – Copyright. Netflix
Have the Russians tamed a Demogorgon?

The large reveal on the finish of the fourth season was proven to be a Demogorgon had been captured by the Russians. At first, it regarded the Russians had discovered a Demodog till it stood on its hind legs revealing the true type of the creature.

The Russian’s plan to tear open a portal to the Upside Down in Kamchatka will need to have been a hit. Whereas the power in Hawkins was shut down, the Kamchatkan base remains to be absolutely practical. Given time to excellent the analysis, the machine could now give the Russians entry to Upside Down as and after they please.

How they got here to seize a Demogorgon is unclear however maybe they had been capable of finding one of many spawns just like Dustin’s pet D’Artagnan in season two. This may give pause to motive that the Demodogs are actually the juvenile or pet stage of the Demogorgon.

Dustin’s connection to D’Artagnan additionally provides us motive to imagine that creatures from the Upside Down can kind bonds, nevertheless small. So if the Russians raised this specific Demogorgon from beginning/spawn, then perhaps they had been capable of tame the monster. Or no less than the Demogorgon likes to be fed frequently and the Russians can examine the creature. Additionally, the Demogorgon has the flexibility to go out and in of the Upside Down, which leads us to marvel why it willingly would keep in a cage.

A Demogorgon – Copyright. Netflix
Extra experiments to seem?

Within the second season, we realized that Eleven wasn’t the one experiment to flee the Division of Vitality. Eight was additionally capable of escape and she or he made it her mission to take down the folks associated to the experiments. Like Eleven, Eight additionally exhibited powers of her personal. As a substitute of telekinetic talents like Eleven’s, Eight might forged illusions, turn into invisible by way of her illusions and in addition clairvoyance.

We didn’t see any additional experiments in season 3 however director and government producer Shawn Levy closely hinted we might see extra sooner or later:

“I believe we’ve clearly implied there are different numbers, and I can’t think about that the world will solely ever know Eleven and Eight”

A number of forged members and crew members have been talking about season 4 so right here’s a roundup of what they’ve been saying.

Hiro Koda (who we lately snagged an interview with) who serves because the stunt co-ordinator for Stranger Issues mentioned the next:

“It’s going to be epic. There’s numerous nice surprises and all of your favourite persons are in it, It’s going to be so good. It’s so epic. I’ve gotten to learn by way of virtually eight scripts now, it’s fairly superior. I don’t know what number of we’re going to get.”

David Harbour has teased what’s in retailer for Hopper for season 4 saying:

“I do know particularly that in Season 4 we gives you an enormous, big reveal about Hopper’s backstory”

There’s additionally been few different leaks about season 4 which embrace:

  • Three extra teenagers supposedly becoming a member of the principle forged
  • Starcourt Mall will return
  • Dr. Brenner has been rumored to nonetheless be alive.
  • A brand new home (seemingly the place Will and household transfer to) will function within the new season.
  • A number of forged members have teased that the fourth season can be darker.

Different Stranger Issues Information

  • The Duffer Brothers ended their long-running dispute concerning plagiarism in Could 2019.
  • Matt and Ross Duffer plus Shawn Levy are confirmed to be directing episodes in season 4.
  • In August 2020, Stranger Issues was the fourth-highest nominated Netflix Authentic collection securing eight nominations together with:
    • Excellent Single-Digicam Image Enhancing For A Drama Collection
    • Excellent Interactive Extension Of A Linear Program
    • Excellent Music Supervision
    • Excellent Drama Collection
    • Excellent Sound Enhancing For A Comedy Or Drama Collection (One Hour)
    • Excellent Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Collection (One Hour)
    • Excellent Particular Visible Results
    • Excellent Stunt Coordination For A Drama Collection, Restricted Collection Or Film
  • In June 2021, Netflix will launch a model new Stranger Issues novel trying into the backstory behind Robin Buckley and known as “Insurgent Robin”.
  • Caleb Heymann is listed as being the cinematographer for season 4.
  • John Snow, identified for his work on Spider-Man 2 & 3 is listed as being a part of the artwork course for season 4. 
  • Kevin Pierce joins the manufacturing for season 4 as a set decorator. 

Are you trying ahead to the discharge of Stranger Issues season 4? Tell us down within the feedback.



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