Coronavirus pandemic: 'Stranger Things' Season 4 release may get delayed after Netflix halts all production

Coronavirus pandemic: 'Stranger Things' Season 4 release may get delayed after Netflix halts all production

As the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases across the United States increases, Netflix has joined a growing list of production companies in halting production for all film and TV projects. Among these is the much-awaited Season 4 of 'Stranger Things'.

Earlier this month, a video of the first table read of Season 4 involving the cast of 'Stranger Things' was released on Youtube, which featured favorites Caleb McLaughlin, David Harbour, Noah Schnapp and Maya Hawke, among others.

When production started just months after Season 3, fans expected the wait for the next season to be shorter. The fourth season was set to release later this year, however, following the shut down of production, fans of the show can expect to wait longer for 'Stranger Things' to return. 

'Stranger Things' is joined by other Netflix projects such as 'Grace and Frankie' (Season 7), 'Lucifer' (Season 5), 'Russian Doll' (Season 2), and 'Sex/Life' (Season 1). The Netflix shutdown will start on Monday, March 16, and last for the next two weeks.

Netflix is not the only one to suspend production. ABC, CBS, NBC, The CW, and more have also suspended production on shows like the 'Chicago' franchise, 'Nancy Drew', 'Grey's Anatomy', the 'NCIS' franchise, and more.

Netflix’s productions filming outside of North America, like breakout new series 'The Witcher', which is prepping for Season 2, are being assessed on a case by case basis, according to Deadline

The third season of 'Stranger Things' was released in June 2019, and saw record viewership for the streaming service. Season 4 of 'Stranger Things' will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, and Brett Gelman. It will be executive produced by creators The Duffer Brothers alongside Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson.

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