The fourth season of Stranger Things will debut on Netflix in summer time 2022.

It’s Stranger Things Day, marking the anniversary of Will Byers’ mysterious disappearance  (on November 6, 1983) in S1 of the massively in style Netflix collection. The streaming large is marking the event with the discharge of one more teaser for S4—and it is frankly a bit underwhelming.

Netflix has been trickling out teasers for S4 over the past yr or so, and tonally, they have been all over. For occasion, the teaser that appeared in May was basic Stranger Things, ominously hinting on the return of Eleven ‘s (Millie Bobby Brown) childhood tormenter and “Papa,” Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine). Brenner was supposedly killed by the Demogorgon in S1, however there have been mentions of his doable survival. We already knew that David Harbour will probably be returning as Hopper, together with the remainder of the principle solid: Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Caleb McLaughlin, and Sadie Sink.

We additionally know will probably be the primary season to happen largely outdoors of Hawkins, since Eleven and the Byers have moved away, and Hopper appears to be imprisoned by the Russians. Maya Thurman-Hawke returns as Robin, Brett Gelman will probably be again as Murray Bauman, Cara Buono returns because the Wheeler matriarch, and we’ll be seeing extra of Priah Ferguson, who performs Lucas’ sassy youthful sister, Erica. Among the brand new solid members is Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street fame, which is a pleasant little hyperlink to basic ’80s horror.


Another teaser dropped in September throughout the Netlix Tudum international fan occasion. It was markedly totally different in tone, producing some main Scooby Doo vibes with its 50s-era flashback to a mysterious tragedy at Creed House, adopted by a fast reduce to the Hawkins gang exploring the now-abandoned home. The remaining shot featured a ticking grandfather clock, switching to the identical clock ticking within the Upside Down. Creed House is thus in all probability related by some means to prior seasons.

This new teaser takes one more utterly totally different tack, seemingly channeling Nineteen Eighties highschool movies. We open with Eleven writing a cheery letter to Mike describing her supposedly rosy new life in California, 185 days after shifting there with the Byers. She swears she’s lastly tailored, likes faculty, and has made a number of buddies—all of which is a lie. At least she’ll get to see Mike throughout the upcoming Spring Break. But we all know higher than to assume will probably be “the most effective Spring Break ever,” and the glimpses we get of gunmen invading the Byers home, the automotive chases, and explosions bear that out. Those are interspersed with Nineteen Eighties curler rink scenes and a few fairly disastrous haircuts for the Stranger Things gang, Eleven included.

Honestly, at this level, I nonetheless don’t know what this fourth season is about, and even what it may appear to be (or really feel like). Even the discharge of the episode titles do not inform us a lot that is new. The fourth season of Stranger Things lands on Netflix subsequent summer time, so there’s nonetheless time for the Duffer Brothers to speak some sort of cohesive imaginative and prescient for S4. But this trailer is not it.

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