Good news all around–Stranger Things fans can look forward to Season 4 this spring, and then one more season after that.
The hit horror-fantasy Netflix series will return for its long-delayed fourth season–presented in two volumes–starting May 27, and then continuing with a second part July 1. And check out the mystery-laden posters for the new season–courtesy of JoBlo.com–on this page.
Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer explained that the split fourth season came about because the nine episodes had a total running time twice as long as any previous season.
The Duffer Brothers added that the fifth season would also be the last in the series–their story arc was always planned that way– but this won’t spell the end of the franchise. “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things,” they said in a statement, “new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.”
Stranger Things 4–led by the Duffer Brothers as showrunners and executive producers Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Iain Paterson–will deal with the fact that David Harbour’s Police Chief Jim Hopper is still alive, but “imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human–and other.”
“And meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface–something long buried, something that connects everything.”
Stranger Things–which debuted on Netflix in 2016–follows the residents of Hawkins, Ind. in the 1980s as they deal with the supernatural threat of the alternate dimension known as The Upside Down. The show has 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (with six wins) and four Golden Globe Award nominations.
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