The fourth season of the popular Netflix title, Stranger Things is on its way. However, due to the current global pandemic, the production has been halted. The suspension leaves us with an unknown release date. If things had stayed normal then, we could already have the fourth season streaming on Netflix. As thing stand now, we could expect the release of Stranger Things Season 4 by 2021.
Even it is still away from the release, showrunner The Duffer Brothers has revealed the episode titles for the upcoming season. Netflix also dropped a teaser trailer for the fourth season back in February, spilling the biggest mystery of the third season’s finale. The titles hit differently to the fans, as they have already started searching for the clues about what to expect in Stranger Things Season 4.
Stranger Things Season 4 Release Date
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The third season dropped back on July 4, 2019. The producers, the Duffer Brothers, Netflix, and fans anticipated that the series would release sometime in 2020. But sadly, that won’t be the case — thanks to impending health threat due to coronavirus pandemic. Netflix announced Stranger Things Season 4 in September 2019 and expected fall 2020 release date. The filming suspended in March and resumed after five months break in September 2020. We can at least expect the release date of the fourth season in the second half of 2021.
Stranger Things Season 4 Storyline
The science-fiction supernatural horror-drama takes place in a fictional city of Hawkins. A secret laboratory under the alias of the United States Department of Energy is doing horrible experiments related to supernatural and paranormal. The laboratory even manages to create a portal to an alternate dimension called the upside-down, from which various monsters terrorize the people of Hawkins.
A psychokinetic girl — also a lab experiment — escapes the lab and joins the group of young boys to save the earth from the menacing threat. The teenagers find themselves such between the struggle of their adolescent relationship and threat of the outer world entities. The protagonists managed to close the portal of the upside-down in the third season, but still, a bigger threat looms in the town.
Stranger Things Season 4: What to Expect Next?
Fans are eagerly waiting for the fourth season and somewhat disappointed since they have to wait longer. The crew behind the show has revealed some major hints to keep the fans guessing until the series hits the streaming platform. Netflix dropped a major spoiler regarding the fate of the fan-favourite character, Jim Hopper (David Harbour) in the teaser trailer.
Hopper was presumed dead in the finale episode of the third season. Even though the character will return in the fourth season, things don’t look good for him. Hooper is imprisoned in Kamchatka, Russia, far away from home, where he will suffer pain and exploits from humans as well as out worldly beings. The plot details or the premise is still unknown, the show makers have revealed the titles for few episodes.
Ep. 1 The Hellfire Club
The Duffer Brothers revealed the title for debut episode back in September 2019, just four months after the release of Season 3. Fans may not recall the connection of the title in the television series, as it hasn’t been mentioned yet. However, in a broader pop-culture fashion, the name is rather popular. The Hellfire Club basically means the hidden societies and secret government.
This term has been previously used in Marvel Comics and in connection with the X-Men. The character like Magneto has been a member of this secret society in Marvel Comics. The Duffer Brothers might have taken the inspiration to introduce the secret society in Stanger Things. Mike, Dustin, Eleven, and Lucas may create their version of the Hellfire Club to investigate the long-buried truth that may connect everything.
Ep. 2 Tick Tok Mr. Clock
Stranger Things have heavily referenced the clocks and time throughout the series. The teaser reportedly showed a clock ticking in the Upside Down. The clock would have a huge significance in season four. Since the series contains the elements of paranormal, supernatural, and multiple dimensions, we may witness time travel as well in Season 4. Or, maybe some eerie time and space bending stuff in the upcoming season.
Ep. 3 You Snooze, You Lose
This title may hugely reference to chief Hopper. As he is currently stuck in Russia, he should think of a way to escape from imprisonment. The phrase basically means that one has to work quickly before they miss out on something. Hopper has to quickly escape the captivity before he faces a horrible death. Also, it may denote the protagonists to work on something real at else, they will face the [ermanet defeat and entities will plague the whole town and loved ones.
Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer