Preserving consistent with the present itself, Netflix launched a wierd new trailer for season 4 of its sci-fi collection Stranger Issues on Thursday.
However regardless of being the primary present replace in over a yr, the minute-long preview is sparse when it comes to particulars.
Stranger Issues started filming its fourth season in early 2020, however pandemic restrictions halted manufacturing quickly after the present launched an earlier trailer. Filming resumed within the fall, however with the delay it has now been almost two years since Netflix has launched new episodes.
Even nonetheless, filming is ongoing — in late March, star Gaten Matarazzo instructed Collider that there have been nonetheless many scenes to be accomplished and that “there’s actually no method to determine when we will be wrapping.”
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He famous that present creators — and twin brothers — Matt and Ross Duffer completed writing for the season, and the 2 trailers now accessible do supply some hints.
The primary trailer introduced the return of David Harbour’s character Jim Hopper, whereas Thursday’s trailer hinted on the return of antagonist Dr. Martin Brenner, performed by Matthew Modine.
“Good morning, kids,” Modine says within the clip — seemingly within the Hawkins Nationwide Laboratory, the place Modine’s character experiments on telekinetic kids. The digital camera then swings round to disclose protagonist Eleven (performed by Millie Bobby Brown) additionally in a cell within the unit.
Extra to come back, say creators
Whereas there isn’t any confirmed launch date for season 4, there’ll seemingly be extra episodes to comply with. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter in August of 2020, the Duffer brothers mentioned COVID-19 delays had given them the chance to plan the present’s trajectory for the primary time, and see when the story wanted to conclude.
Whereas Netflix hasn’t confirmed Stranger Issues will likely be renewed, Ross Duffer was quoted as saying that season 4 “will not be the tip.”
“We all know what the tip is, and we all know when it’s,” he mentioned. “[The pandemic] has given us time to look forward, work out what’s finest for the present. Beginning to fill that out gave us a greater concept of how lengthy we have to inform that story.”
Matt Duffer had beforehand instructed New York Journal that Stranger Issues would “be a four-season factor after which out.” However that timeline was prolonged in a later interview with Leisure Weekly, when government producer Shawn Levy mentioned there would nonetheless be extra story to inform after a fourth season — although seemingly not a lot.
“The reality is we’re positively going 4 seasons and there is very a lot the potential of a fifth,” Levy mentioned. “Past that, it turns into I feel impossible.”