It’s been several years now since we’ve seen our favorite kids in Hawkins, Indiana, and producer Shawn Levy is very aware that “Stranger Things” fans are getting very impatient after waiting for what feels like forever for the hit series’ fourth season.
To state the incredibly obvious, it’s been way, way, way, way too long, and it’s coming,” said Levy about the upcoming season.
The good news is, we won’t have to wait much longer, the new season has now finished filming.
I shot in Lithuania right before the pandemic. We have filmed in Georgia, Lithuania, and New Mexico, so suffice to say Season 4 is sprawling. It’s visually and narratively very ambitious, much more ambitious than the prior three seasons — The delay is due in large measure to COVID and the pace at which we have to work to do so safely, but it also happens to be the season that we chose to go much bigger. It’s the scale of this season and the multi-settings of Season 4.”Levy states.
The last time we saw our heroes they were at the mall, facing off against the Mind Flayer. In the season three finale, it appeared that David Harbour‘s Jim Hopper had sacrificed himself. Thankfully the season four teaser has revealed that our favorite father figure survived and now finds himself imprisoned in Russia while back in the U.S., “a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything.”
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery all return for the new season whose premiere date should be announced very soon. There are several new cast members including Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) has joined along with Jamie Campbell (Sweeny Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great), Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”), Sherman Augustus (“Into the Badlands”), Nikola Djuricko (Genius), and Mason Dye (“Bosch”). “Stranger Things” was created by The Duffer Brothers.
Englund is set to play Victor Creel, a “disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s, with Quinn playing Eddie Munson, an 80’s metalhead who runs Hawkins High’s D&D club. And Franco joins as Argyle, Jonathan’s new best friend.
Here’s a look back at the teaser titled “From Russia With Love”.