Stranger Things lovers were left picking up mountains of tissues after hours of yelling when Jim Hopper (played by David Harbour) seemingly died by the end of season 3.
In the final moments of the utter mayhem that went into Battle of Starcourt Mall,’ (think hungry human-absorbing monsters, dying siblings, and also a hell of a great deal of blood) Joyce (Winona Ryder) finally agreed to go on a date with Hopper.
That was until’Hop’ got caught up in a struggle with that the Russians’ and also his love interest was made to shut the gate into the Upside Down and kill the chief of police.
At least, that is what we believed had occurred.
Now, there is a new Stranger Things trailer in our midst which suggests a surprise is in store for audiences.
Here is everything you need to know about Stranger Things Season 4:
Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date
‘Stranger Things’ season 3 was published in its entirety on July 4, 2019, on Netflix. It comprises eight episodes with a runtime of 42-77 minutes each. Fans were stoked to be reunited with their favorite characters with another season haunted by the mysterious workings and critters of the Upside Down.
meanwhile in the upside down… pic.twitter.com/BtPlMjy0pS
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) October 1, 2020
So far as the next season goes, we all know that Netflix renewed the series for a fourth season on September 30, 2019. The network even published a teaser that momentarily got the folks excited. On the other hand, the stunt interrupted its creation, which was declared in October 2020. Fans were even more disappointed when Netflix didn’t release a brand new trailer for season 4 throughout Super Bowl 2021. This might imply that filming is still in the process. Considering these variables, we can expect stronger Things’ season 4 to release sometime in late 2021.
What will happen in Stranger Things 4?
Season 4 will focus on Eleven and how, or if, she gets her powers back. After season 3, after the struggle in the mall, El loses her powers and she’s no longer able to move objects with her mind or find people in the void.
With the Upside Down threat now at large again thanks to the Russians, it’s merely a matter of time until she tries to recover those powers to save her friends. And after (read: if) she regains those powers, she will undoubtedly be able to locate Hopper, correct?
Talking of Hopper, it has been confirmed that he’s American. And speaking of the Russians, they’re currently in possession of a Demogorgon. The way they got it remains to be explained but it’s there – and they’re probably going to weaponize it. Would the still-alive-and-currently-MIA Dr. Brenner have something to do with that?
Judging by the very first season 4 teaser, Upside Down is also one of the main settings for the next chapter.
The end of season 3 also saw the gang split. Joyce Byers eventually moved out of Hawkins, taking Will and Eleven with her. Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Max all remained, together with Nancy, Steve, Robin, and Erica. Season 4 will probably explore these new dynamics.
On the love front, Mike and Eleven’s relationship will be analyzed. Max and Lucas were still a thing at the end of the season while Steve remains single after Robin came out to him. Dustin’s connection with Suzie (who’s real!! ) may be a part of the season also. Nancy and Jonathan will undoubtedly be a couple but could see their connection tested with distance and college. And as for Joyce… Justice for Jopper.