It’s been a painfully long 25 months since the world has last seen Stranger Things, but it appears an update to the status of the Netflix series’ fourth season might be (finally) on the way.
According to Collider, an announcement possibly regarding the fourth season’s release date is due to be unveiled in the next nine days.
“I have been, along with the brothers, we have been kind of tag-teaming it and directing it as recently as now. So not quite done filming. [We’ll be done] imminently. All I can say is by the time this airs, we’ll at least have given the world a ballpark. And I’m not allowed to say more. By the time Free Guy comes out, August 13th, part of that answer will be known,” Stranger Things executive producer and director Shawn Levy told Collider when asked if filming on the upcoming season had wrapped during the press day for Free Guy, his new film.
Even though the wait between seasons of Stranger Things has been typically long in the past, the series’ fourth season was significantly affected by the pandemic, which made the wait even longer this time around. By February 2020, production began and, after two weeks of filming, all Netflix productions were halted due to COVID-19. After several delays, production resumed in late September, with filming likely to wrap this month.
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, and Cara Buono will all return as series regulars for the fourth year, with Brett Gelman and Priah Ferguson being promoted. Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn are joining as regulars, while several recurring actors were added; most notably horror icon Robert Englund and Anne With An E star Amybeth McNulty. As of now, it’s unclear when the new season will release.