Stranger Things season 4: release date, trailer and what to expect

Things are looking creepier than ever in Stranger Things 4 (Picture: Netflix)

Fans have been eagerly waiting The fourth season of Stranger Things for what seems like forever, and each new piece of footage is met with excitement and scrutiny.

Anticipation is higher than ever now that the new season has premiered, with creators Duffer Brothers adding an additional episode to the series to tackle the story levels.

So it’s understandable that we can’t wait to see it. It’s been almost three years since the last season, after all, and Covid stopped production – so superfans have had an awfully long wait for the new Stranger Things.

So when does season four come out? And what can we expect from Stranger Things 4, as it will be known?

Here are all the latest news.

When will Stranger Things season 4 come out?

Good news, Hawkins fans, the fourth season of Stranger Things will be out in May and July 2022.

It is scheduled to be released in two volumes. The first will arrive on Netflix on may 27thwith volume two following soon after in 1st of July. There will be nine episodes in total.

Netflix's Stranger Things 4 Trailer Still Shows a Monster's Hand

A look at what’s to come in season four, including the villainous Vecna ​​(Picture: Getty)

We also know the name of the first episode, which will be: Chapter One: The Hellfire Club.

Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers have also revealed that not only will the fourth season be the longest yet, but it will be the penultimate season of the beloved show.

In an open letter to fans posted on the official site Netflix blog Matt and Ross Duffer called season four the “most challenging season yet”, but added that it was the “most rewarding”.

They said, ‘Seven years ago, we planned the entire Stranger Things story arc. At the time, we predicted that the story would last four to five seasons.

It was too big to count in four, but as you will soon see for yourselves, we are now hurtling towards our end. The fourth season will be the penultimate season; The fifth season will be the last.

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things 4

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things 4 (Image: Netflix)

“First, we hope you’ll stick with us as we wrap up this story of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a bankrupt police chief and a fierce mother, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Al reverse.

“As always, we are grateful for your patience and support,” they concluded.

What is the plot of Stranger Things 4?

As with any season of Stranger Things, the exact plot details have been kept under wraps, but we do know a few details.

When the season was first announced, the Duffer brothers released a statement explaining what fans can expect.

The brothers said, “We’re excited to officially announce that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway, and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!”

‘Although not everything is good news for our ‘American’; [Hopper] he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, Russia, where he will face dangers both human…and otherwise. Meanwhile, back in the United States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something buried long ago, something that connects everything…

In April 2022, it was revealed that this season’s main villain, as seen in the most recent trailer, is named Vecna, after the Dungeons & Dragons character of the same name.

Watch the latest trailer for Stranger Things 4

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The most recent trailer for Stranger Things 4 was released on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, with the release about six weeks away.

The three-minute, 16-second trailer begins with an ominous message about suffering, before Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) reads aloud a letter he wrote to his late brother Billy.

‘Since you’ve been gone,’ he reads, ‘it’s been a total mess. For a while, we try to be happy. Normal. But it’s impossible.’

Fans then get a glimpse of some spooky scenes: a ticking grandfather clock, a look at the Russian prison where Hopper is being held, and Joyce Byers receiving a mysterious package.

A powerless Eleven is also told, ‘Without you, we cannot win this war.’ And many dramatic supernatural scenes follow, including creatures from the Upside Down.

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A trailer released last year on November 6 also sparked a lot of interest.

This trailer chose to focus on Eleven’s seemingly comfortable new life in sunny California, as she reminisces about her experience in a new state and high school in a letter to Mike.

But of course, the sneak peek was not short of the explosive action we’d expect from the worldwide phenomenon.

Who is in the cast of Stranger Things season 4?

Everyone’s favorite faces will return to the big screen.

You can expect to see Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp reprise their lead roles.

Cast of Stranger Things

The cast is back for more Hawkins horror (Picture: Getty)

Also returning are Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson and Cara Buono.

While Billy Hargrove sacrificed himself to save his sister at the end of season three, and there’s a shot of his grave in the most recent trailer, we also get a glimpse of actor Dacre Montgomery. So the character is likely to appear briefly in one form or another.

There are also some new additions lined up for season four, including Booksmart actor Eduardo Franco, Small Ax star Joseph Quinn, and Westworld’s Sherman Augustus.

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