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When Will 'Stranger Things' Season 4 Be Released?

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 19, 2022
04:45 P.M.

The wait is almost over. Fans of the Netflix-aired American drama series "Stranger Things" will see the dramatic progression of the storyline they followed from the last season. Here are all the details.


The Duffer brothers have been up to date with collating a fourth season with their science fiction-meets-horror drama, "Stranger Things." Since news of the fourth season's release got out, there have been some developments.

Fans will get to see the new season following a two-year break since season 3. While it is ideal to get their popcorn ready for the coming season, this may mark a closer step to the show's end. Here are all the details.

Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton at 'Stranger Things' 4 Season press conference at Villamagna Hotel on May 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. | Source: Getty Images

Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton at 'Stranger Things' 4 Season press conference at Villamagna Hotel on May 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. | Source: Getty Images



So far, the cast members have given input as to what fans can expect from the fourth installation. Noah Schnapp, Eduardo Franco, and Charlie Heaton joined Extra's Katie Kraus to brief fans on the coming season.

Schnapp made it known that the new season was the most extensive one so far, and fans would get to see a broader coverage in terms of location.

He hinted at what his character would be up to in terms of his love life while still being protective of Millie Bobby Brown's Eleven. The actor explained that the season was basically about different stories in different parts of the world getting intertwined.


In February, the Duffer Brothers dropped a bombshell as they hinted at the beginning of the end. It has been confirmed that the fourth season is not the end, but it precedes the season finale, which is season 5.

In an open letter to fans, the moviemakers reminisced on how they mapped out "Stranger Things" seven years ago, as they looked to end it in four or five seasons.


However, they explained that the finale plot was too large for season 4, extending to the fifth season. The Duffer brothers added:

"Stranger Things 4 was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one. Everyone involved is incredibly proud of the results…."



As fans can deduce, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, and Eduardo Franco are returning for the penultimate season.

Other returning cast members include Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, and Joe Keery.

Despite the seeming tragic end to season 3, David Harbour's Hopper will also return to the show. It is unclear how he escaped the tragedy, but Harbour hinted at some backstory of his character's life.



Season 3 ended with Eleven losing her kinetic powers, and with season 4, fans will watch her navigate a different reality at a new school. Brown has revealed that Eleven will be seen showing a lot of emotions.

The star explained that her character cried a lot, and it was difficult at one point to shed more tears. According to the Netflix synopsis, season 4, which is the most extended season yet, picks up six months after the battle of Starcourt.

The Hawkins gang has undoubtedly been deeply affected by the destruction that ravaged during the battle. Now they have to deal with the complexities of high school and a new terrifying threat that rears its head.



The new season has two parts, with its first debuting exclusively on Netflix by May 27, 2022. The second part will drop on July 1, 2022. Then, with season 4 out of the way, the Duffer brothers will gear for the season finale.

The brothers have described "Stranger Things" season 4 as the most challenging and rewarding season yet. It is said to have a runtime almost twice the length of the previous seasons.

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