Stranger Things Season 4 Release Updates: The Darkest Season So Far!

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Stranger Things has strangely been on the minds of the fans throughout the year. Now, finally, the wait is over. Yes, you read it right! The wait for Stranger Things Season 4 has been very long. It has been almost a year when the first rumor regarding the 4th installment of the Netflix original began. Back in 2020, the cast and the crew started the production on season 4. Just after that, things went south (courtesy of the pandemic).

Fortunately, sources reveal that the filming of the 4th season has finally wrapped. Stranger Things Season 4 is probably the most anticipated Netflix original show. The end of season 3 left the fans on a cliffhanger with so many questions. Now, the fans have been waiting for season 4 for a quite long time.

Is Stranger Things Season 4 Still Filming?

A Tweet from a fan page @StrangerNews11 gave heat to the rumors regarding the filming updates of Stranger Things Season 4.

The said rumor has a very high chance to be true as the main lead Millie Bobby Brown is all set to work on her next Netflix project. The shooting of Enola Holmes 2 (Project of Millie Bobby Brown) is said to start in London in the first week of October.

All this information draws us to just one conclusion! Stranger Things Season 4 is about to head post-production and will soon be on Netflix.

Stranger Things Seasons 4 Release Date Updates | Rumors!!!

Stranger Things Season 4

There are literally so many things that we all need to discuss regarding the upcoming season of Stranger Things, and one of them is the release date. According to Netflix, Stranger Things Season 4 is officially “coming soon”. Although, we all are eagerly waiting for the new season to land, as soon as possible, the official release date will be announced at TUDUM on September 25, 2021.

Netflix has officially announced that Stranger Things Season 4 is coming out in Netflix in 2022. We know that the production of Stranger Things Season 4 will wrap up in September 2021, we have high hope that the upcoming season will come out soon. There has been a lot of speculation that the series might release somewhere around Valentine’s Day.

It is known that the crew would require at least 6 months, after the production, to put the whole season together. If everything goes right, there is a possibility that Stranger Things Season 4 will release in February 2022.

However, some other rumors suggest that season 4 is coming to Netflix in April 2022. The April speculations seem to make more sense. This way the makers will get two extra months to work on the series. From all the information that has been circulating on the internet, we have deduced that the season 4 might release sometime between February and May.

There are so many speculations regarding season 4 of Stranger Things. Let’s dive down to each of the considerations. We have collected everything that we know about the upcoming season so far.

1. How Many Seasons of Stranger Things Has Already Been Released?

At present, there are 3 seasons of Stranger Things available on Netflix. The series was first released in July 2016 (and the aftermath has been insane!!).

Following the first season in 2016, the second season of Stranger Things came out in October 2017, and then the third season in July 2019.

2. Will There Be A Season 4 of Stranger Things?

Stranger Things Season 4

Regardless of what you might have read on the fan pages on Instagram, Stranger Things Season 4 is happening! The 4th season was expected even before the release of season 3. This statement was further officially ordered and announced in September 2019.

After the release of 3rd season, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the upcoming season due to the outrageous pandemic. The pandemic led to the production shut down in 2020. Many believed that this might be the end of Stranger Things. However, the show was just delayed and not ended.

We can say this with full assurance that Stranger Things Season 4 is coming very soon!

3. How Many Episodes are in Stranger Things Season 4?

According to some sources, Stranger Things Season 4 will have eight episodes, just like season 3 and season 1. Only the second season of Stranger Things had nine episodes.

However, Stranger Things Writers might have planted some easter eggs regarding the number of episodes. Stranger Things Writers tweeted a picture of all the finished scripts on their Twitter official account. If you carefully look at the picture, you will find that there are 9 scripts instead of eight.

Also, according to IGN, it is expected that Stranger Things season 4 will consist of eight entries, with the first being titled “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club.”

It is not at all surprising that the fans have already caught all the hints regarding the 9 episodes. There is definitely no official statement made by Netflix considering the number of episodes. However, it sure seems that there will be nine episodes (for all the reasons listed above).

In addition, Netflix has not shot down any of these rumors. So, we would like to believe that there will be nine episodes. The more, the merrier!

Stranger Things Season 4 Cast

Stranger Things debuted on Netflix back in 2016 and since then fans have been crazy for the series. The series is created by Ross and Matt Duffer (The Duffer Brothers). With the rumors of the upcoming season of the series, fans cannot wait to know what will happen.

We know that Stranger Things has a huge cast! If you are curious to know who is in season 4, then have a look at the list below:

  • David Harbour
  • Winona Ryder
  • Millie Bobby Brown
  • Finn Wolfhard
  • Sadie Sink
  • Cara Buono
  • Natalia Dyer
  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Gaten Matarazzo
  • Noah Schnapp
  • Joe Keery
  • Charlie Heaton
  • Maya Hawke
  • Priah Ferguson
  • Brett Gelman
  • Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Eduardo Franco
  • Joseph Quinn
  • Robert Englund
  • Amybeth McNulty
  • Mason Dye
  • Matthew Modine
  • Tom Wlaschiha
  • Nikola Djuricko
  • Sherman Augustus
  • Myles Truitt
  • Regina Ting Chen
  • Grace Van Dien
  • Joe Chrest
  • Joel Stoffer

Who is Leaving Stranger Things Season 4?

If you read the list given above carefully, you might have found some names missing! Yes, there are some characters that will not come back in season 4. We know it’s heartbreaking! Let’s dive in and see who is leaving Stranger Things Season 4.

1) Billy

Stranger Things Season 4

This one is a little obvious. No matter, how much we want Billy to be back with his evil charm, we know that it is certainly not possible. Dacre Montgomery, who starred as Billy Hargrove in season 2 and season 3, will not be in season 4. We know that the antagonist of the series (Billy) was killed by the monster in the season 3 finale while he was saving Eleven (Quite ironic, don’t you think?).

Billy dying in the last episode of season 3 means that he won’t be seen in season 4. We might see him in some flashbacks, but that is certainly not sure.

2) Alexei

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Just like Billy, Alexei was also killed by the end of Stranger Things season 3. However, it was not the monster who killed Alexei, instead, it was the Russian assassins. This means that Alec Utgoff will also be not seen in season 4.

Wrapping Up

This was all that we knew about the upcoming season of Stranger Things. The production of season 4 will end soon. We are hoping that Netflix will also soon announce the release date of the series. One thing we know for sure is that the new season of Stranger Things is in the works and can’t wait anymore. We believe that you are also as excited as we are!

Stay tuned for more news and updates on the new season of Stranger Things.


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