Stranger Things has been one of the most popular television shows since it debuted on Netflix in 2016. For an addicting series that pays tribute to classics like Stephen King and Steven Spielberg while also presenting its own unique story full of endearing characters, the Duffer Brothers’ original series is a perfect blend of nostalgia for the 1980s and suspense storytelling.
Seasons 3 and 4 of Stranger Things have already been shown, but now everyone’s attention is focused on Season 5. With the upcoming fourth season being one of the most eagerly awaited in recent memory, viewers are anxious to learn everything they can about the new episodes.
So here’s everything we know about Season 4 of Stranger Things so far, from narrative and casting information to film updates and even episode titles.
Watch the Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer
The first trailer for Season 4 of Stranger Things was published on February 14, 2020, to celebrate the beginning of filming. It’s simply a teaser, but it’s better than nothing. We returned to the Rainbow Room in Season 4 with a teaser that was released on May 6, 2021.
Hinting at more of Eleven’s origin tale being told. Another sneak peeks at the upcoming season was released on August 6, 2021, this time with a lot more brand new footage mixed in with clips from prior seasons.
Creel House and the family that had resided there were featured in a short film on September 25, 2021. As of November 6, 2021, the full trailer for Eleven’s new life in California will be released, which features Eleven writing to Mike about her transition, but also her excitement about seeing him again for Spring Break. That wasn’t the end of it. On April 12, 2022, came the publication of another trailer.
When Is the Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date?
The COVID-19 closure likely damaged Netflix’s original plan. While work on the next season of The Walking Dead began in January 2020, the outbreak of the pandemic forced production to be halted for several months before it could begin again in October 2020.
Even though Stranger Things was originally scheduled to shoot for seven months, from January to August 2020, the post-production process is taking far longer than expected.
On May 27, 2022, volume one of Season 4 of Stranger Things will be released, followed by volume two on July 1, 2022. Netflix has also announced that the show will return for a fifth and final season.
Who Is in the Stranger Things Season 4 Cast?
All of the main characters from Stranger Things 3 are returning for Stranger Things 4, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp as well as Sadie Sink and Winona Ryder.
Cara Buono and Brett Gelman have both been promoted to series regulars in Stranger Things Season 4. The second teaser trailer confirms that Matthew Modine will return as Martin Brenner for the upcoming third season.
Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn have been cast as series regulars, while Robert Englund, Tom Wlaschiha, Nikola Duriko, Joel Stoffer, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye, Tyner Rushing, Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien have been cast in recurring roles. Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien have also been cast in supporting roles.
Who Are the New Characters in Stranger Things Season 4?
Psychiatric hospital orderly Peter Ballard will be played by Jamie Campbell Bower.
“Super Boy Pizza delivery boy” and “fun-loving stoner” (as defined by actor Eduardo Franco) will be Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Argyle’s new best friends.
The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High School’s official D&D club, is managed by Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, an 80s metalhead. Eddie, who is both despised and adored by those who don’t get him, will be thrust into the middle of the season’s most terrible mystery.
During his time in prison, Hooper meets a Russian prison guard, Dmitri, played by Tom Wlaschiha. How can Dmitri be trusted as Hopper prepares his escape when he is described as clever, intelligent, and charming.
Lt. Colonel Sullivan, played by Sherman Augustus, is a no-nonsense, smart guy who believes he can put an end to the evil in Hawkins once and for all.
Carver’s ideal world begins to disintegrate as Hawkins is threatened by a new evil. Mason Dye portrays Jason Carver, the gorgeous rich boy, and jock who dates the most popular girl in school.
The Russian smuggler Yuri, played by Nikola Duriko, is sketchy and unpredictable, and he enjoys stupid jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy peanut butter.
Amybeth McNulty, well known for her role as Anne with an E’s Vickie, will portray the band nerd who catches the attention of one of our favorite characters.
As Patrick, a Hawkins High School basketball standout with friends, talent, and a good life, Myles Truitt will play the lead role…
His life begins to spiral out of control as a result of a series of events.
A well-liked guidance counselor, Ms. Kelly, will be played by Regina Ting Chen, a Taiwanese actress.
Chrissy, the most popular girl at Hawkins High School, will be played by Grace Van Dien. But there’s a sinister mystery lurking just below the surface.
Lastly, Nightmare on Elm Street great Robert Englund will play Victor Creel, a strange and imposing man who is imprisoned in a mental hospital for a terrible crime in the 1950s.
When Is Stranger Things Season 4 Filming?
Filming for the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things got underway in Lithuania in January 2020. Hopper’s sequences in the Russian prison were chosen because Lithuania was utilized as a stand-in for Russia’s cold setting in the Season 4 teaser trailer.
After a few weeks of filming in Atlanta, where the previous three seasons had taken place, the COVID-19 epidemic struck, and production was halted. In September, production began in Georgia, but cast members have been flying in and out of Atlanta for filming blocks.
The back-and-forth aspect of Stranger Things Season 4 filming was explained by cast member Gaten Matarazzo in March 2021:
When Is Stranger Things Season 4 Set?
We don’t know exactly when Season 4 of Stranger Things will take place, but we can make an educated guess. There were three seasons: Season 1 (November 1983), Season 2 (October 1984), and Season 3 (Summer 1985).
The longest gap between seasons of Stranger Things was a year. Season 4 is set in the spring of 1986, as evidenced by the new trailer, which depicts Eleven and Will in California just before Spring Break. Because of the Creel mansion, it is also possible that flashbacks to events in the house in the 1950s will be shown.
What Is the Stranger Things Season 4 Story?
In February of 2020, a brief synopsis of the Stranger Things 4 story was released that confirmed that David Harbour’s Hopper will return and that the character wasn’t dead. In the finale of Stranger Things 3, Hopper sacrificed himself in front of the enormous wormhole that the Russians had opened up beneath Hawkins, IN.
After the credits, we were taken to a Russian prison, where guards were discussing “the American” in one of their cells, a reference to the protagonist.
“He will encounter threats both human… and other” when Hopper is imprisoned in Kamchatka, Russia in Season 4 of Stranger Things. The Russian Demogorgon was also shown in the post-credits sequence of Stranger Things 3.
Hopper’s stay in the Russian jail alters him, and Harbour teased a “resurrection” and “resurgence” for the character like Gandalf’s in Lord of the Rings. In an interview with Collider.
They have also claimed that Season 4 would explore a world outside of Hawkins, Indiana; this is evident in the teaser, which shows Byers fully steeped in Californian culture. That doesn’t imply that the Hellfire Club, the Dungeons & Dragons club at Hawkins High, isn’t going to play a big role in Season 4, as we know from the casting descriptions.
This season will feature a psychiatric hospital and a character named Victor Creel, played by Robert Englund. Further hints were dropped in the second teaser, which suggested that we’ll be seeing more flashbacks to Eleven’s time as a youngster at Martin Brenner’s treatment center, which included the Rainbow Room.
This season’s Stranger Things 4 will take place in three different locations: Hawkins, Russia, and an unnamed third location.
What Are the Stranger Things Season 4 Episode Names?
On November 6, 2021, Stranger Things released a teaser with the episode titles for the upcoming season. These are the titles:
- “The Hellfire Club”
- “Vecna’s Curse”
- “The Monster and the Superhero”
- “Dear Billy”
- “The Nina Project”
- “The Dive”
- “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”
- “The Piggyback”