Stranger Things season 4 release date, cast, synopsis, trailers

STRANGER THINGS Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

The time has come, Netflix fans! This week, we’ll be traveling back to Hawkins, Indiana for Stranger Things season 4 volume 1! We just got the first full-length trailer for the new season and we’re freaking out.

On Stranger Things Day 2021, Netflix revealed the timeframe we could expect Stranger Things season 4 and fans were a bit disappointed with the wait. At the end of the episode titles reveal, Netflix announced Stranger Things season 4 is coming in the summer of 2022. We had been expecting a spring 2022 release date for a while, so this was less than stellar news.

But now we’re almost there! Below you’ll find all the information you need to know about Stranger Things season 4!

How many seasons of Stranger Things are there?

Right now, there are three seasons of Stranger Things available to stream on Netflix. The first season premiered in July 2016. The second season was released in October 2017, and then the third season was released in July 2019.

Will there be a season 4 of Stranger Things?

Contrary to what you might read on social media, Stranger Things season 4 is happening. The fourth season was expected prior to the release of Stranger Things season 3 in July 2019, and then it was officially ordered and announced in September 2019.

Since then, there’s been a lot of confusion about the new season because of the coronavirus pandemic and the production shutdown, which happened in March 2020. It seems some fans thought that meant the season was canceled, but in reality, it meant that the season was delayed.

Is Stranger Things season 4 split into two parts?

Yes, it is! Netflix announced on Feb. 17, 2022 that Stranger Things season 4 will be split into two parts. This is because they have so much good footage, they couldn’t condense it into just one regular-sized season.

How many episodes are in Stranger Things season 4?

We got confirmation on Stranger Things Day in late 2021 that season 4 would be nine episodes, and Netflix shared the titles. Below you’ll see the release schedule for when the episodes will be released:

  1. “The Hellfire Club” – May 27
  2.  “Vecna’s Curse” – May 27
  3. “The Monster and the Superhero” – May 27
  4. “Dear Billy” – May 27
  5. “The Nina Project” – May 27
  6. “The Dive” – May 27
  7. “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab” – May 27
  8. “Papa” – July 1
  9. “The Piggyback” – July 1

Netflix revealed season 4 has “a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season.” That means we’re getting a super-sized installment! It was confirmed that the finale, episode 9, will be over two and a half hours long!

Stranger Things season 4 release date

Part 1 of season 4 will debut on May 27, and part 2 will come out on July 1. These are both holiday weekends, meaning many fans will have time off to binge without interruption. We absolutely cannot wait, and are so happy there isn’t a large gap between each volume.

Check out Netflix’s full Feb. 17 announcement about Stranger Things season 4 in the letter below:

Stranger Things season 4 letter / Netflix
Stranger Things season 4 letter / Netflix /

What time does Stranger Things season 4 come out?

Just like with most Netflix Original release times, Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 will be released at 12:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 a.m. ET. You can expect the first seven episodes to drop this Friday, May 27, 2022.

When is Stranger Things ending?

After a ton of speculation about how long Stranger Things would go on for, Netflix has confirmed (in the letter above) that season 5 will mark the end of the series. They seemingly tease, however, that there could be spin-offs in the future.

When did Stranger Things season 4 film?

Stranger Things season 4 started filming in Lithuania in the beginning of 2020. After a month or so of filming there, production moved back to its regular home base in Georgia. That’s where the first three seasons of the series were filmed.

As mentioned, production shut down in March 2020. It was delayed until the fall of 2020, and then production went slower than usual after that, according to star Gaten Matarazzo.

According to rumors, Stranger Things season 4 officially wrapped production in Georgia, New Mexico, and California by September 2021.

Stranger Things season 4 cast

The Stranger Things season 4 cast list is huge! There are so many people in Stranger Things season 4. It truly is the biggest season yet!

We shared the Stranger Things season 4 cast below!

  • David Harbour
  • Millie Bobby Brown
  • Winona Ryder
  • Finn Wolfhard
  • Noah Schnapp
  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Joe Keery
  • Natalia Dyer
  • Gaten Matarazzo
  • Sadie Sink
  • Charlie Heaton
  • Cara Buono
  • Maya Hawke
  • Brett Gelman
  • Priah Ferguson
  • Matthew Modine
  • Paul Reiser
  • Joe Chrest
  • Matthew Cardarople
  •  Tom Wlaschiha
  • Robert Englund
  • Mason Dye
  • Nikola Djuricko
  • Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Sherman Augustus
  • Eduardo Franco
  • Joseph Quinn
  • Amybeth McNulty
  • Myles Truitt
  • Regina Ting Chen
  • Grace Van Dien

Stranger Things season 3 ending explained

So much happened in the final episodes of Stranger Things season 3. It’s hard to summarize in the Stranger Things season 3 ending in only a few paragraphs, but we’ll try.

The Battle of Starcourt resulted in the deaths of many Hawkins residents, including Billy Hargrove and Hopper. Obviously, we learned that Hopper is still alive stuck in a Russian prison, but no one knows that yet.

Eleven lost her powers after getting bit by the Mind Flayer monster at the end of season 3, and she no longer lives in Hawkins. The Byers and Eleven finally left Hawkins for, likely, sunnier days. We don’t know where they went, but we think we have a pretty good idea based on some rumors and teasers.

We also know that Eleven and Mike and Jonathan and Nancy were going to stay together. They’d try to make the long-distance thing work.

Those are the main points. The Byers left Hawkins. Hopper is alive, and the rest in Hawkins is not gone. We better pray for the remaining Hawkins Heroes.

Stranger Things season 4 synopsis

In season 4, we’re going to see some part of the story revolve around Hopper getting back to the United States, Eleven, and the rest of the gang. Could Murray and Joyce be involved in that effort to save him? Probably.

We also know that Eleven is at risk. We’ve seen a few sneak peeks, and it looks like Eleven could be targeted by Dr. Brenner and his people again. This could be interesting, and it’s definitely something to watch for in season 4.

Back in Hawkins, we’ve seen Steve, Max, Dustin, Robin, and Lucas breaking into Creel House and seeing some kind of supernatural activity. We know an awful crime happened here, based on the teasers, but what is the connection to the story? We’ll find out in TIME. (Get it?)

Based on the new teaser, we know the Byers have moved to California, and we know Mike visits Eleven there on spring break. Then, things get wild! It looks like Eleven will be in danger and possibly gets kidnapped. It also looks like Eleven will get her powers back in Stranger Things season 4.

Stranger Things season 4 trailers

On April 12, 2022 we finally got the full-length trailer for Stranger Things season 4. Watch it below and prepare to be mind blown!

On May 23 to celebrate the week of the release, Netflix shared the final trailer for Stranger Things season 4 volume 1. Watch it below!

We’ve also gotten a bunch of teaser trailers for Stranger Things season 4 so far, and we’ve shared them below!

Stay tuned for more Stranger Things season 4 news here at Netflix Life.

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