With Netflix announcing wraps for production of The Witcher Season 2, it is speculated that Stranger Things Season 4 release announcement isn’t probably far behind. Production work for Netflix’s original web series Witcher started in February last year while Stranger Things started in March 2020. Both of them started and paused filming around the same time last year.
When does Stranger Things Season 4 come out?
Matarazzo has been quick to say that any dates pertaining to Stranger Things 4 are a guesstimate. In the current pandemic scenario, the filming schedule appears to be very fluid.
Netflix has not announced the release date officially. It is expected since Season 4 is in the process of principal photography and no dates can be predicted. A lot many tasks are pending like editing into episodes, post-production work incorporating VFX and BTS elements that will push the date. We are staring again at the question- When is Stranger Things Season 4 coming out?
In the absence of any leads on Stranger Things Season 4 release date on Netflix, people will continue to speculate. There are several theories about when Stranger Things Season 4 release will happen. Let us visit them and hope the one hinting at the earliest of all turns out true.
Each season of Stranger Things release is centered around an American Holiday. Stranger Things Season 1 was Christmas, Season 2 was Halloween and Season 3 was the 4th of July. Also, at the conclusion of season 3, Thanksgiving was referenced several times as characters were saying goodbye to each other.
Considering the release dates of past Seasons of Stranger Things, Thanksgiving 2021 might turn out true to be the holiday theme of Stranger Things 4. The release date of 25th November will coincide with the holiday.
Taking into account the current pandemic situation and progress made, Season 4 will arrive in 2022. Finn Wolfhard who plays the role of Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things said in an online chat with Fanmio that fans should not expect the 2021 release. “Season 4 … it should be out sometime next year, hopefully.”
Even Netflix in its earnings announcement did not reveal its plans for Stranger Things season 4 release date in 2021. Though it made reference to big hits like Sex Education Season 3, The Witcher, La Casa de Papel (aka Money Heist), and You web series premiering in the second half of 2021.
Will there be Stranger Things Season 5?
Yes, Season 4 is not going to be the final season of the web series. The makers have penned out the ending. Stranger Things Season 5 will likely be the finale. Similar sentiments have been conveyed by co-creator Ross Duffer.
Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer
Netflix hyped the excitement of fans by releasing a teaser trailer on May 6. Watch it here
The Stranger Things 4 looks ominous with embedded numerals 5 and 6. One can get a glimpse of the surroundings where Eleven spent her childhood days. There is a fleeting glimpse of the younger version of Dr Brenner, aka Papa. He is seen promising “something special“.
The first teaser, a 50-second long video, was released last year on Valentine’s day, 14th February, a gift for Stranger Things fans. It was a huge one as the fans got to know that Hopper (David Harbour) is alive and making a comeback. He was earlier presumed to be dead.
Stranger Things Season 4 Cast – Who’s making a comeback?
The core team of Stranger Things 4 will be retained. Check them out with their roles:
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Detective Jim Hopper
- Millie Bobby Brown as ‘Eleven’/Jane Hopper
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
- Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
- Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
- Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
- Joe Keery as Steve Harington
Apart from this on the basis of teasers shared, Modine will be back as Brenner. Though from the teaser one cannot make out whether he is returning as flashbacks or is it permanent. The question crossing one’s mind is “Who will die in stranger things season 4”? Any guesses?
In the meantime, be prepared to enjoy Stranger Things 4 in 4K Ultra Dolby vision HDR on Netflix. All its 3 seasons have been filmed in 4K Ultra HD resolution. You can think of revisiting them before Season 4 gets released.