The cast and crew of Stranger Things are back at it again, where they tease fans mercilessly about the upcoming fourth season and the wonders the episodes behold. While Netflix has not yet released a date for the release of the fourth season, the rest of the crew and the producer himself have been dropping several hints that have skyrocketed our anticipation.
Recently, producer Shawn Levy shared how the Duffer Brothers have an “end in sight”.
In an interview with Syfy, David Harbour, who plays the beloved character of Jim Hopper, has already teased the upcoming fifth season by saying: “Yeah, I think on my Netflix talking points list, I’m not supposed to say that there is a fifth season”. All that before the fourth season has arrrived
About his character, he further went on to add how “from the very start of this show, I’ve talked to them about the arc of this guy and sort of what would be, and they’ve talked to me about him, and what would be really profound and moving.”
The fourth season will see the return of the entire ensemble cast, including Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, Maya Hawke and more, is said to be a “really, really dark season” according to Sadie Sink.
Harbour, in an interview with Collider, went on to elaborate how the show was almost nearing the end: “I mean, it’s bigger, that’s the first thing. In scope, in scale, even in the idea that we’re not in Hawkins anymore. We, locale-wise, we’re bigger. We’re introducing new stuff, but we’re also tightening and wrapping up in a certain direction to make it have a clear, clean specific, and definite ending at some point, which I can’t really talk about […] And there’s some real surprises that you know nothing about that will start to come out in this and play big as the series goes on.”
Harbour further said that season four “is really my favourite season” and clarified it by saying: “The scripts always get better and these guys, they started out, and Season One is so tight and good and intimate in a certain way, it’s so good. And these guys go in different directions, of which the fans have multiple takes on, but I will say, the writing continues to be of its particular, specific genre; whatever they’re doing each season is just extraordinary. And this, again, we top it. Like I feel it’s a big, beautiful season. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
Shawn Levy, the executive producer of Stranger Things, recently had a lot to share with Collider as well. He confirmed how the Duffer Brothers already have an “endgame” in mind: “I have the end in sight. The brothers have the end in sight. There is a plan, and that too will be shared not quite as soon as a sense of when Season four is coming out, but soon enough. I can say this. No, one’s making it up as we go along, and there is an endgame if you will.”
When asked about follow-up series or spin-offs, Levy admitted that the success of Stranger Things was indeed unprecedented, and the show was “arguably the tentpole franchise in the history of Netflix” that basically helped resuscitate their revenues.
He recognised the “interest and [a] real voracious appetite for any offshoot, any other iteration format or extension of the franchise, the characters, they mythology”, before clarifying that the conversations regarding such matters “are hardly evolved” and “non-existent” among the producers.