Stranger Things season 4 is officially “coming soon,” according to Netflix. There are a few big rumors about Stranger Things season 4 to share with fans, and a few of them concern the release date of the new season.
Stranger Things season 4 is the most highly anticipated Netflix original show. Fans have been waiting and waiting for Stranger Things season 4 since the end of Stranger Things season 3.
Because there’s been so much confusion about Stranger Things season 4, if it’s happening, when it’s filming, and when the release date might be, we put together this little guide to help keep fans in the loop. Below, we shared what we know so far about the Stranger Things season 4 release date, renewal, and production schedule.
How many seasons of Stranger Things are there?
Right now, there are three seasons of Stranger Things available to stream on Netflix. The first season premiered in July 2016. The second season was released in October 2017, and then the third season was released in July 2019.
Will there be a season 4 of Stranger Things?
Contrary to what you might read on social media, Stranger Things season 4 is happening. The fourth season was expected prior to the release of Stranger Things season 3 in July 2019, and then it was officially ordered and announced in September 2019.
Since then, there’s been a lot of confusion about the new season because of the coronavirus pandemic and the production shutdown, which happened in March 2020. It seems some fans thought that meant the season was canceled, but in reality, it meant that the season was delayed.
How many episodes are in Stranger Things season 4?
It’s been reported that there are eight episodes in Stranger Things season 4, just like season 3 and season 1. The second season had nine episodes.
There have been some rumors that Stranger Things season 4 is actually nine episodes. When the Stranger Things Writers posted a picture of all the finished scripts on Twitter, it looked like there were actually nine scripts, not eight.
When is Stranger Things season 4 filming?
Stranger Things season 4 started filming in Lithuania in the beginning of 2020. After a month or so of filming there, production moved back to its regular home base in Georgia. That’s where the first three seasons of the series were filmed.
As mentioned, production shut down in March 2020. It was delayed until the fall of 2020, and then production has gone slower than usual since then, according to star Gaten Matarazzo.
According to the latest rumors, Stranger Things season 4 has officially wrapped production in Georgia, New Mexico, and California, as of September 2021.
This is awesome news, if it’s true, because it means that post-production is underway, or it will be shortly, which means that the release date is officially in sight. We’ll share more updates about the last phase of production as we find out.
We’re expecting post-production will take a while on season 4, given that this is the biggest season of the show so far.
Stranger Things season 4 release date
Netflix officially announced Stranger Things season 4 is coming to Netflix in 2022. This wasn’t a surprise for those paying close attention to Stranger Things season 4 production and what the cast was saying.
Last spring, Finn Wolfhard mentioned that Stranger Things season 4 will probably come out in 2022 in a Fanmio.
With production wrapping in September 2021, it’s possible that we could see Stranger Things season 4 in February 2022. We’ve long speculated that the new season could take place around Valentine’s Day.
That’s going to be about as early as we could possibly see Stranger Things season 4. They’ll need at least six months to put the season together and promote the new season. I think they might even need more time than that.
There are other rumors that Stranger Things season 4 is coming to Netflix in April 2022. That’s much more likely than February because there’s an extra two months to work on the final season. There’s also been speculation that season 4 will take place in April 1986, and we all know how Stranger Things release dates often mirror the time of year during that season.
For now, expect to see Stranger Things season 4 sometime between February and May 2022. We think April 2022 is the most likely release month for the new season. Hopefully, we find that out soon.
Stranger Things season 4 cast
We shared the Stranger Things season 4 cast below.
Jamie Campbell Bower
Regina Ting Chen
Grace Van Dien
Stranger Things season 3 Ending Explained
The Battle of Starcourt resulted in the deaths of many Hawkins residents, including Billy Hargrove and Hopper. Obviously, we learned that Hopper is still alive stuck in a Russian prison, but no one knows that yet.
Eleven lost her powers after getting bit by the Mind Flayer monster at the end of season 3, and she no longer lives in Hawkins. The Byers and Eleven finally left Hawkins for, likely, sunnier days. We don’t know where they went, but we think we have a pretty good idea based on some rumors and teasers.
We also know that Eleven and Mike and Jonathan and Nancy were going to stay together. They’d try to make the long-distance thing work.
Those are the main points. The Byers left Hawkins. Hopper is alive, and the rest in Hawkins is not gone. We better pray for the remaining Hawkins Heroes.
Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer
We haven’t seen the official trailer for the new season yet, but we have seen three teaser trailers so far.
The first teaser trailer focused on Hopper in Russia, while the second trailer confirmed the return of Dr. Brenner.