'Stranger Things 4' principal photography begins, filming kicks off at Lithuanian prison set in 'Chernobyl'

The prison sequence was briefly teased in Season 3 and will be a major part of the story in the fourth outing. The biggest debate right now is about the American held captive at the Russian facility.


                            'Stranger Things 4' principal photography begins, filming kicks off at Lithuanian prison set in 'Chernobyl'
David Harbour as Jim Hopper (IMDb)

Fans were left asking for more when 'Stranger Things 3' ended and in what comes across as a piece of good news, Season 4's principal photography has begun. According to scooping ace Charles Murphy in his Murphy's Multiverse blog, the filming will begin in the same Lithuanian prison set that was seen in 'Chernobyl'. While there isn't a public start date, the source notes the filming will take place in Lithuania before everything moves to Atlanta.

The prison sequence was briefly teased in Season 3 and will be a major part of the story in the fourth outing. The biggest debate right now is about the American held captive at the Russian facility. The characters in question are Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) who fans feel has been teleported there somehow following the events of Season 3's finale or Dr Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine). 'Stranger Things 4', in the meantime, has managed to grab attention on Twitter at the moment with cryptic clues about what to expect in the upcoming season. 

Harbour may not have divulged any details about Season 4, however, he did manage to shed light on the character when he appeared at German Comic Con Dortmund. "Certainly at the beginning of Season 1 he’s kind of dark, and he’s drinking, and he’s trying to kill himself, and he hates himself for what happened to his daughter," he said. "I feel like, in a sense, that character needed to die. He needed to make some sacrifice to make up for the way he’s been living for the past like 10 years, the resentments that he’s had. So he needed to die."

He added, “Now whether or not there is this second act, whether or not there is some sort of resurrection, whether or not we can see him go off in a certain way, would be really interesting to me. I would love it,” he opined. “Anybody watch Lord of the Rings? Gandalf the Grey fights the Balrog, descends into darkness, battles him forever, and everyone thinks he’s dead. And then he re-emerges as Gandalf the White, with sort of new strength and new power. That would be an interesting arc for him.”

'Strangers Things' Seasons 1-3 are available for streaming on Netflix.

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