Stranger Things 4 starts filming in January 2020

Stranger Things - Credit: Netflix
Stranger Things - Credit: Netflix /

Stranger Things 4 will start filming in early 2020. There will be eight episodes in the fourth season of the Netflix original series.

We’re finally starting to learn more about Stranger Things 4! Production is starting soon, according to a report from TV Line.

While production was rumored to be starting in October 2019, TV Line is reporting Stranger Things 4 will start filming in January 2020. The Duffer Brothers shared the news and also announced the estimated episode count for Stranger Things 4. The new season will be eight episodes, like the first and third seasons.

At this point, any Stranger Things 4 news is good news. We know fans around the world are anxiously awaiting any tidbits of information, and we’re right there with them.

Unfortunately, this news isn’t great for those who want to see Stranger Things 4 anytime soon. First of all, I don’t mind that Stranger Things 4 will take a while to hit Netflix. I’m happy to wait for a year or two as long as the product is as good as it can be. We waited a long time for Stranger Things 3, and it was awesome! I’m sure they can capture that again if they have enough time to make it happen.

According to the report, filming will likely last through August. That means the new season isn’t coming to Netflix next summer, as many fans thought could happen. If production had started this fall, there was a chance we could see the show in the fall or winter. Now, that even seems in doubt.

For reference, Stranger Things 3 wrapped production in November 2018 and the new season hit Netflix like eight months later in July. That was obviously tied into the Fourth of July weekend, so that’s why it was released when it was.

If production wraps in August, I don’t expect to see Stranger Things 4 for at least six months from August. If that’s the case, the show won’t be back until March 2021 at the earliest. There’s always a chance it could be done faster, but Netflix is clearly okay with taking its time to release this show.

A spring 2021 release date falls in line with a number of theories. We’ve seen two fall seasons, with a little bit of winter mixed in, and we’ve seen a summer season so far. Spring is the only season that hasn’t been covered so far.

I have other reasons to believe this show will be back in the spring of 2021, but I don’t want to spoil any possible plot points at this point in time. We’re still so far away from Stranger Things 4. We’ll learn a lot about what’s going to happen in the next few months when production gets underway.

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