Season 4 of Stranger Things is available! At the very least, the first 7 episodes are available on Netflix now, until the last two are broadcast in July 2022. New episodes of Netflix’s fantastic series have thus emerged and have been broadcast since May 27, 2022 For everything you need to know about the series that made Netflix so popular, we take a look at everything we know about Season 4, including the story, the cast, and all the fan expectations for what should be. the fifth and final season.
WHAT IS THE RELEASE DATE FOR SEASON 4 OF STRANGERS THINGS?
Season 4 of Stranger Things has been airing since May 27, 2022, it’s official. Netflix was able to make the pleasure last and took quite a long time to formalize the release date of the new season. Netflix has chosen to broadcast this season 4 in two parts:
- The first part of season 4 is accessible from May 27, 2022
- The second part of season 4 will be broadcast on July 1, 2022
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It’s worth pointing out that Netflix’s hit series arrives in a rather peculiar context, as its release comes just days after the tragic events that took place in Uvalde, Texas. Following the Robb Elementary School shooting, which killed 19 students and two teachers, Netflix opted to air a warning ahead of new episodes. In particular, he warns spectators against “ graphic violence involving children ” and “ disturbing images ”, which could shock victims who have been traumatized by the event.
WHAT IS THE CAST OF STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4?
A good part of the actors and actresses of the series are present in season 4. Here are the names that we find in the credits of the series:
- Noah Schnapp (Will),
- Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven),
- Finn WolfhardMike
- Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin)
- Caleb McLaughlinLucas
- Erica (Priah Ferguson)
- Joyce (Winona Ryder)
- Sadie Sink (Max)
- Joe KeerySteve
- Natalia Dyer (Nancy)
- Charlie HeatonJonathan
- Maya HawkeRobin
And of course, David Harbor (Hopper), who we saw working on a railway in Russia in one of the trailers.
Among the new faces of this season 4, let us also mention some names well known to TV series fans:
- Tom Wlaschiha (aka Jaqen H’ghar in Game of Thrones ) stars as a Russian guard who holds Hopper prisoner
- Joel Stoffer (one of the casts of Agents of SHIELD)
- Josef Quinn (Eddi Munson) is the leader of the Hellfire Club, a club of Dungeons & Dragons players.
Of course, don’t expect to see Dacre Montgomery (Billy), Alec Utgoff (Alexei), or Shannon Purser (Barbara Holland) again, since they were all killed in previous seasons. The Demogorgon of November 1983 should not make another appearance either.
WHERE DOES STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4 TAKE PLACE?
Part of the plot takes place in Russia, and part in the United States. As you’d expect if you’ve seen the very end of Season 3 and the various Season 4 trailers, Russia is where Hopper is being held. As for the United States, not everything is going to Hawkins this time. Unlike previous seasons, the “crew” of Stranger Things is now spread across two cities.
Thus, at Hawkins remained Mike, Max, Dustin, Lucas, Nancy, Robin, and Steve, as well as their respective families. While the Byers (composed of Joyce, Jonathan and Will) moved to California. Note also the Byers family has grown: following the disappearance of Hopper, the Byers adopted Jane (alias Eleven, Elf, or Eleven, it’s as you prefer).
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WHAT HAPPENS IN SEASONS 1, 2, AND 3 OF STRANGER THINGS?
Let’s start at the beginning: for those who would like to read a recap of the previous episodes, Stranger Things is a sci-fi series signed on Netflix which takes place in 1983, in Hawkins, a quiet little town in the County of Roane, in the state of Indiana, United States. The first season revolves around the mysterious disappearance of young Will Buyers after an evening spent with his friends Dustin, Lucas, and Mike. While looking for her, the three boys meet Eleven, a strange young girl. The city’s police chief Jim Hopper decides to investigate and suspects the Hawkins National Laboratory, which he thinks is involved in the appearance of many mysteries and other supernatural phenomena.
The second season is set a year after the turbulent return of Will Byers. The story continues: the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still frightened by the Demogorgon and the secrets of the Laboratory. Eleven is missing, and Mike is still looking for her. Because of his time in Upside Down, the other world, Will is no longer the same, constantly invaded by terrible visions. A sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Season 3, the final season aired to date, is once again set a year after the events of Season 2 . We are therefore in 1985, still in Hawkins, this time in the middle of summer. The school year is over and the city is welcoming a brand new shopping center… Which will be one of the key points of this season. Whether it’s Will, Mike, Eleven, Dustin, or Lucas, the whole gang has grown and evolved, each in its own way. Teenage problems set in, with them the first love stories and other romances. But meanwhile, danger lurks: they will have to unite to face an increasingly strong enemy.
The main storyline of season 3 revolved around a group of Russians who had made a machine capable of opening the door to the other world, located under Hawkins. As the children sought to stop the Mind Flayer, Hopper and Joyce had embarked on their own quest to stop the Russians, with the help of scientist Alexei and the ex-journalist turned conspiracy theorist. Murray Bauman. In the end, as Joyce tries to stop the machine, Hopper is in the middle of a fight with Grigori, a Russian sent to stop them. Hawkins’ cop and adoptive father of Eleven ultimately sacrifice himself for his town just as Joyce is about to close the portal to the other world. The third season ends on a tragic note as follows: Joyce Byers and her children, Jonathan and Will leave Hawkins with Eleven.
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WHAT PLOT FOR SEASON 4 OF THE STRANGER THINGS?
It probably won’t have escaped you, that the series Stranger Things has been responsible for a myriad of theories on the Internet since the release of the very first season on July 15, 2016. We now know that Stranger Things has been inspired many times by fictional works, such as some Stephen King stories, or other pop culture references, such as the medieval and fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. On closer inspection, we also see that the series was inspired by real events, such as Project MK-Ultra, an illegal secret CIA project from the 1950s to 1970s that aimed to develop manipulation techniques mentally. Between a genre based on science fiction that leaves room for imagination and a story that takes place in the 80s, the writers of the series have plenty to do.
Eleven and the Byers moved to California to start a new life. However, Eleven still yearns for Mike and is counting down the days until spring break when she will find him. But as you can imagine, not everything is going to go as planned and some supernatural elements are going to spoil the party. At the same time, a certain sheriff, who went missing at the end of season 3, is about to make a comeback.
IS JIM HOPPER REALLY DEAD?
In a post-credits sequence from season 3, we discover Soviet soldiers, in what appears to be a Russian prison, talking about an “American”. Except Jim Hopper was called that by Grigori, hinting that our favorite sheriff would still be alive.
The Stranger Things season 4 teaser video — which lasts a little less than a minute — says a lot about the rest of the series, and in particular, the sad fate that awaits Jim Hopper. Because yes, you read correctly: Hopper is confirmed alive and is indeed locked up in a Russian prison. The frame of season 4 and its official release date is currently well kept under seal by the American SVOD service.
HOW MANY EPISODES ARE PLANNED FOR SEASON 4?
These are indeed 9 episodes that constitute season 4, as for season 2. If it has not yet been broadcast, the 9th episode would be centered around “the origins” of a single character. Who it will be, we’ll see! Season 4 is split into two parts. Moreover, the Duffer brothers recently confessed that some episodes will be as long as movies! This is particularly the case in the 7th and 9th episode, which is more than two hours. A necessary duration according to the creators of the series to effectively deal with the many narrative arcs approached by this 4th season.