Stranger Things season 4: Everything we know so far

Stranger Things season 4: Everything we know so far

We know a little more about Stranger Things season 4 than we did yesterday. The latest bit of Stranger Things season 4 news concerns a possible release date, as we try and figure out when it arrives this summer.

The big news comes from a new teaser Netflix dropped that shows off Eleven’s new haircut, gives us Hopper with a flamethrower and a little more. Most importantly, it confirms the release window we all already pretty much knew.

Still, while Stranger Things season 4 might not be coming soon, there are plenty of reasons to stay excited for the return of the series. Not least some leaked set photos, such as the ones showing something big happening at Hawkins High School. More on that below.

Stranger Things season 4 will take place (in part) far from Hawkins, Indiana. So, what changes are in store for Eleven, Dustin, Will, Steve and the rest of the folks who survived last year’s mall massacre?

If you’re like us, and completed Stranger Things 3 in less time than it takes to hang up your holiday lights, we’re guessing you too are on the lookout for information. Here’s everything that’s been confirmed, a few rumors and theories and everything we want to know about the next adventures of the best kids on Netflix.

Stranger Things season 4 trailers and teasers

The latest Stranger Things season 4 teaser opened the doors to the Creel house. The footage begins with a retro family, and jumps to present day as the gang explores the seemingly haunted house.

The third Stranger Things season 4 teaser revealed the 2022 release window, and showed off Eleven’s bangs, Hopper’s flame-thrower and has an ominous line from Mike. Check it out for yourself.

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Stranger Things season 4 cast

Expect the regular familiar faces of the younger teens: Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink) and Will (Noah Schnapp). 

Speaking of Sink, she’s told the press that Stranger Things season 4 will have the highest ‘stakes’ ever for the show. We’re wondering if that means The Upside Down is becoming a danger to the whole world, or something entirely different.

Young adults Steve (Joe Keery), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Robin (Maya Hawke) will also return, as will Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper. 

Also, there’s no reason to expect Stranger Things season 4 won’t include Erica (Priah Ferguson), Karen (Cara Buono) and Murray (Brett Gelman).

Eight new cast members have been reported by Variety, starting with the horror icon himself: Robert Englund. Yes, the man behind the Freddy Krueger is coming to Stranger Things. The report notes that Englund is portraying “Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.”

Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart) and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great) fill out the other three new series regulars. Bower will portray Peter Ballard, who works at a local psychiatric hospital, Franco is in the role of Argyle, Jonathan’s new best friend, a pizza delivery guy who is also fond of marijuana. Quinn? Well, he’s Eddie Munson, who we’ll get to next.

Other new additions: Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) is playing Dmitri, a Russian prison guard, Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands) is Lt. Colonel Sullivan, who is out to squash the evil out of Hawkins for good. Mason Dye (Bosch) is cast as the rich kid at school, Jason Carver. Carver leads a seemingly ideal life that’s about to be torn apart — in proper Hawkins, IN fashion — by something mysterious. Nikola Djuricko (Genius) is Yuri, a Russian smuggler.

During Netflix’s Geeked Week, the Duffer brothers announced four new cast members are joining Stranger Things season 4. The group is led by Amybeth McNulty, the star of Anne With an E! (another Netflix show). She plays Vickie, a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.

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The others are:

Myles Truitt as Patrick, a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life … until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.

Regina Ting Chen as Ms. Kelly, a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students — especially those struggling the most.

Grace Van Dien as Chrissy, Hawkins High’s lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.

As for faces that might pop up from the past, Brenner (Matthew Modine), who “raised” Eleven in the Hawkins National Laboratory, is an important member of the Stranger Things lore. We’ll get to him in the plot section.

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