'Stranger Things' season 4: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the sci-fi drama

Producer Shawn Levy confirmed that 'Stranger Things' season 4 is in the pipeline but it has not been officially renewed by Netflix. Here are all the latest updates about the supernatural teen drama we know so far.

                            'Stranger Things' season 4: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the sci-fi drama

There is much buzz around 'Stranger Things' season four after producer Shawn Levy confirmed its return. However, Netflix hasn't officially renewed the season and fans are eagerly awaiting the news. Created, written and directed by the Duffer Brothers, 'Stranger Things' is an American science fiction web series set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the early 1980s.

Even though there has been no confirmation, fans are hoping for a positive outcome as it is a given that the Duffer Brothers have been confident about more storylines and plots for the show. With the last post-credit scene in season three, it's likely that Netflix will go ahead with the fourth season.


Release date

With the indefinite production schedule, there's no way of predicting when 'Stranger Things' season four will be released on Netflix. While the first season saw a July 2016 premiere date, season two premiered on October 2017 and season three was released on July 4, 2019.


The show came as a Netflix original series in July 2016 with a rich pop culture set up in the early 1980s. One day, young Will Byers disappears after a game of 'Dungeons and Dragons' with his buddies in Hawkins, Indiana. Eventually, a secret government laboratory, a young girl called Eleven with psychokinetic powers and a creepy Upside Down dimension comes into the picture. Christmas lights that blink an unnerving message help solve the mystery and with great difficulty, the Demogorgon is destroyed.

Creator Matt Duffer has teased that a prospective season four would find Eleven and her gang travel overseas, primarily outside of Hawkins, in quest of Hopper. Should season four happen, it will be "the biggest thing that’s going to happen" as the show will "open up a little bit… in terms of allowing portals into areas outside of Hawkins."


Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown plays Eleven in the series (Getty Images)

Millie Bobby Brown rose to prominence with her role as Eleven/Jane in the Netflix science fiction horror series. 

Finn Wolfhard

Finn Wolfhard has always been a crazy genius. (IMDb)

The Canadian actor and musician plays Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series 'Stranger Things'. He was also seen as Richie Tozier in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's 'It'. 

David Harbour

David Harbour's Jim Hopper was a key character in seasons 1 and 2 (IMDb)

The American actor is best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series.

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder attends the 'Stranger Things' Season 3 World Premiere on June 28, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

The American actress and film producer plays the role of Joyce Byers in the Netflix original series. Ryder has played significant roles in many movies and is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award. She has also been nominated for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.


The Duffer Brothers

Creators and Executive Producers Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer attend the Premiere of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' at Mack Sennett Studios on July 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

The show has been created, written and directed by The Duffer Brothers — Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer. Previously, the two also wrote and directed the 2015 horror film 'Hidden' and penned down episodes for 'Wayward Pines'. The Duffer Brother are also producers on the show along with Karl Gajdusek, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, Matt Thunell, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Iain Paterson and Shannon Tsang.


Here' some chatter on the season 4 front. "It’s all up to the Duffers and the writers if they want to keep going," McLaughlin, who plays Lucas on the show, has teased to Entertainment Weekly about season 4. "Maybe they want to stop now. Maybe they don’t want to give anyone another season. Maybe they just want to leave you guys hanging like that. I talk to people about this all the time, we can literally leave you guys hanging on the Upside Down."

Where to watch

The post-credit scene of season three sparked hope for the renewal of the show and clearly hinted about what the season four plot might be about. Once confirmed, you can watch the new season on Netflix.

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