Despite the harrowing end to Stranger Things 3, we’re already gearing up for another trip to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana.
The latest season of Netflix’s hit sci-fi show left quite a few stones unturned and ended on a surprising post-credits sequence which is the best indication yet there is plenty more story to tell.
Netflix announced in September 2019 that the show will be back for a fourth season. “we’re not in Hawkins anymore”.
Where will season four take the gang? And will we get to Russia to find out who “The American” is? We have so many questions. The Duffer Brothers have previously spoken about their plans for season 4.
In an interview with Vulture in 2017, they suggested that they will end it after four seasons. But producer Shawn Levy later said that enthusiasm from Netflix and its child stars may well have convinced them to go on for one more season after that, too.
This will be a tough pill to swallow, but going by the pattern from seasons 1,2 and 3, it could be late 2020, or early 2021 before we see a new set of episodes.
Season 2 came 15 months after season 1, and season 3 came 20 months after season 2.
There were a few casualties in the last episode of season 3. Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is certainly dead and is unlikely to return unless as part of a cameo, a la Sean Astin’s Bob.
But there are question marks beside David Harbour’s name. Is Hopper alive? Fingers crossed we’ll have our answer when production resumes.
Beyond that, we expect all the main cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Gaten Matarazzo, and Finn Wolfhard – to return. From the fate of Chief Hopper, to how exactly the Russians detained a Demogorgon, Stranger Things 3 left a lot of questions.
Eleven questions, to be exact, which we go into more detail here. But as well as tying up loose ends, a fourth run could open new possibilities for the show, for instance, to accommodate the show’s quickly aging young cast.