As The Dark Knight’s Joker said: “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you…stranger.”
Well, the persistent pandemic did its level best to kill the upcoming season of the ever-popular Netflix series Stranger Things, but all it did was slow it down. And light is indeed glimmering at the end of the long tunnel.
One of the show’s stars–Noah Schnapp (Will Byers in the series)–said this week that production has finally wrapped, as reported by syfy.com. “We just finished last week,” the actor said during an interview. “We’re done. We’ve been filming forever and they’re finally done.”
And Schnapp added more good news. “They’re putting together another teaser,” he said. That clip will likely be released during next weekend’s virtual Tudum fan event held by Netflix. That might also be the time the streamer announces a debut date for Stranger Things 4. Until now, fans have only heard the vague “sometime in 2022” company line.
Executive producer Shawn Levy recently explained the production delay this way. “This is the first season where we have a sprawling geography–in Hawkins and in Russia–and multiple location shoots,” he said. “And we’re doing it all against a backdrop of a world that has made filming slower.”
The season’s opening episode–Chapter One: The Hellfire Club–reportedly will feature Hawkins Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour), despite his apparent death in the Season 3 finale. Teasers have shown that Hopper is alive–but imprisoned in a Russian labor camp.
Harbour will be joined by returning veterans Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard, as well as newcomers Robert Englund, Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien.
The series–led by creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer–follows the residents of Hawkins, Ind. in the 1980s as they deal with the supernatural threats of the alternate dimension known as The Upside Down.
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