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‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Gets Thumbs-Up On Restart

The cast and crew of Netflix’s popular Stranger Things horror series have been waiting for six months–due to COVID-19, of course–to resume production on its fourth season.

But now, it looks like the green light for shooting finally has been given, according to Deadline, with a return date of Sept. 28 reported this week. Of course, with the pandemic still a concern, stay tuned for any updates. This is–after all–still 2020.

The show’s fourth season–set to resume filming in Georgia–will pick up after the events of Season 3, with Jim Hopper (David Harbour) still alive, but imprisoned in a Russian gulag. As fans will remember, Hopper’s apparent death highlighted the Season 3 finale.

Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed Hopper’s return earlier in the year, and also hinted at surprises to come in Season 4. Hopper, the brothers said in a statement, “is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human and other. Meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface–something long buried, something that connects everything.”

Harbour also teased some revelations planned for the upcoming season, including one concerning a discovery made by Hopper’s adopted daughter Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in Season 2, when she uncovered boxes marked “New York” and “Vietnam”. Harbour said, “I know specifically that in Season 4, we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper’s backstory.”

Harbour and Brown will be joined in Season 4 by returning cast members Winona Ryder and Finn Wolfhard, as well as newcomer Joel Stoffer. The show’s main storyline to this point, as fans know, follows the resident of Hawkins, Ind. as they deal with the supernatural threat posed by the alternate dimension known as The Upside Down.

No debut date for Season 4 has been set as of this writing, so keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Stranger Things on Netflix.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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