By the time we reach summertime of this year, it will have been just about three years since our eyes and ears were graced by season three of the Netflix hit Stranger Things. Fans have been patiently waiting for the shows fourth season after being delayed because of the ongoing Covid pandemic, and we’re more eager than ever to experience what Netflix have to offer this time around.
The cast of the show have been teasing fans ever since a series of cryptic teaser videos were released, which leaves us impatiently waiting to see what happens to the not so small kids in the show.
In 2020, David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper in the show, attended Liverpool Comic-Con, and said, “In season four we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper’s backstory, which we haven’t really told you about… we’re gonna express it in a big way. It’s my favourite thing about him that you guys don’t know about him yet, but it has to do with these backstories of New York, Vietnam, and dad.”
Back in November of last year, Netflix finally quenched fans thirsts and gave them just over a minute long teaser clip that shows Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, hiding her inability to fit in at a Californian high school. In the clip, we see her writing to her love interest, Mike Wheeler, played by Finn Wolfhard.
In an interview with Elle, just after the third season was released, Brown said of her character, “I hope she finds who she is, without a boy, a male influence in her life. There’s Mike and Papa and Hopper and all the boys really. Even without Max, she needs to find herself by herself,”
“So I would like an arc for Eleven to learn how to love herself and learn who she is, which is hard in the circumstances she’s in. I think that she needs a little self-journey,” she added.
Like many other projects, Stranger Things fell victim to several setbacks due to the pandemic, and eventually resumed filming in September of 2020 in Georgia. When asked about the filming process, Wolfhard, who plays Mike in the show, said, “What I can say is that we just did literally 300 days, we just finished shooting and it was day 300,”
“I’m so glad they still care, because, you know, if a show runs for that long, the creators stop caring. They cash in. And they really still care. The show is going to be really messed up this season,” he added.
We can expect the show’s fourth season to premiere sometime in the summer of 2022.
Check out the teaser clips below.