We FINALLY have word on when we will see new episodes of Stranger Things. Netflix has released what we call the epitome of a teaser, clocking in at a whopping 30-seconds, that confirms season 4 of the popular supernatural series will debut in 2022.
This means that it will be at least two and a half years since the July 2019 release of Season 3. That’s quite the gap but perhaps the growing anticipation means that season 4 will be a popular offering from Netflix in 2022. The teaser is mostly numerous clips from the first three seasons of the show but it does conclude with some quick glimpses at the upcoming fourth season. I have a feeling we will be getting an even bigger tease sometime soon.
This isn’t the first teaser we have received for the fourth season of Stranger Things. In February of 2020, a teaser was released that hinted at the return of David Harbour’s Hopper, and another teaser, released in May, was a more Eleven-focused tease that pointed to the rumored return of Matthew Modine’s Dr. Martin Brenner.
The big reason there has been a huge gap between seasons is that Stranger Things had to suspend production a month after they began on season 4 due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. All production paused in February 2020 and resumed back in September of last year. Most of the cast and crew have hinted that the delay actually benefitted season 4 as a whole and soon we will get to see the fruits of that labor.
As for where we last left our characters at the end of season 3, “following the explosion, aimed at destroying the Soviet lab to the Upside Down deep under the new Starcourt Mall, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) is seen taking her sons (Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp) and Eleven (Brown) out of the Indiana town to start a new life. There is a jump in geography in the final scene, which takes place in the far Eastern end of the USSR where guards are feeding a prisoner to an imprisoned Demogorgon, but “not the American.”
What do you hope to see in season 4 of Stranger Things?