Stranger Things officially renewed for season 4

"We're not in Hawkins anymore"

Acclaimed sci-fi series Stranger Things is to return for a fourth season.

The news was officially confirmed via a short announcement video Netflix posted to their official Twitter account.

Accompanied by the show’s iconic theme, a red number 4 was shown in the show’s sinister alternative universe the Upside Down followed by the phrase “we’re not in Hawkins anymore.”

This seems to confirm that the show will move beyond its small town setting, an idea which was previously teased by co-creator Matt Duffer. 

“I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins,” he said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in July. 

Although nothing’s been announced, all of the main cast are presumably set to return including Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo. 

As expected, fan theories are rife regarding potential plotlines with one idea posing that formerly telekinetic Eleven (Bobby Brown) will serve as its main villain. 

The revelation that the USSR had their very own Demogorgon will likely be further explored as will the mysterious post-credits scene which referenced a prisoner known only as The American inside a secret Russian facility. 

Given the length of time between previous seasons, it’s very unlikely that this fourth season will arrive before 2021. 

You can stream the first three seasons of Stranger Things on Netflix now.

Source: Vulture

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