Buckle up for another “strange” ride sometime in 2021, except this time around; you will be taken outside your beloved city of Hawkins.
You would have heard much about the “Stranger Things” after that enigmatic trailer earlier this year, but if you haven’t, fear not because operations have returned to proceedings. The entire production team has finally returned to shoot Season 4 after the painful delay caused by the coronavirus.
To increase the hype, some set photos have been revealed on the internet, and by paying slight attention to the photos, we would know that a new character could very well be introduced to us.
The new character will join the likes of “Billy,” “Max,” “Robin,” and “Erica” in the list of newly introduced essential names.
It is imperative to understand that nothing much has been revealed about Season 4, and all the news that you might hear in the coming months might be from an unreliable or a fake source. So, take that with a pinch of salt.
Nevertheless, some believable reports have emerged in the past couple of months, which puts some spotlight on behind-the-scenes work that has been going on for Season 4.
To put everything into perspective, we should do a quick recap of what has been confirmed about Season 4.
In February of this year, fans got a 50-second sneak peek, which confirmed an already known fact that David Harbour’s character Jim Hopper is still alive, and his presumed death at the end of Season 3 was mistaken (keep the door 3 inches open). However, what is interesting is that he has traveled to Russia and might even have traveled back in time (just a theory).
Actor David Harbour had confirmed in one of his interviews that Season 4 would likely be pushed to 2021 because of the unprecedented delays. He also added that the season would focus on Hopper’s backstory, something missing in the preceding three seasons.
In one of the statements, Harbour remarked about some foreshadowing, which has been shown in Season 2, and he says that if the writers don’t stay true to that, then it means they are bad writers. “And Duffer Brothers are very good writers,” he said.
Duffer Brothers kept their silence for a long time, but in May, they had to say something about Season 4 to keep the hype static, and they said that Season 4 would be the scariest of all Season and it will take the viewers “back in the states” where something has resurfaced. That something connects everything, and it has remained hidden for a long time.
“In the meantime, pray for that American.”, they said in a statement seconding already the fact that Jim Hopper is still alive.
In June, the creators also shared a photo of 9 scripts alluding to the fact that Season 4 will most probably feature nine episodes (a count that has significantly come down after Season 1).
Then, earlier this month, the shows’ social media handle confirmed that the production team is back to work after a long delay.
To treat you with an eye feist, “Just Jared” has shared a list of 40 photos from the sets of Season 4, and in one of those photos, we can see Joe Keery’s Steve talking to a young girl with a glisten in his eyes as Robin looks upon. We can all assume that this character had to be the new one that creators are striving to introduce as Steve’s new love interest.
Meanwhile, we can all pray for “that American” at least.