Everything You Need to Know About ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: Release Date, Hopper’s Secret, and Eleven’s New Life

The premiere of the new installment of the Duffer brothers series is closer than ever. Over two years later, we return to Hawkins.

Stranger Things is full of questions and season 4 will come to put an end to all of them – or most of them. The Netflix series will continue in 2022 after more than two years of hiatus and, with the premiere date getting closer and closer, little pills are arriving about what is to come. So we know that the new installment will delve into the plot in a way that we have not seen until now and will reveal “truths of which before we had only advanced clues”David Harbor assured during New York Comic-Con.

The Duffer brothers will return through the front door. After the long wait and a third installment somewhat worse received than the first two, season 4 of Stranger Things step on the accelerator and, in addition to solving the unknowns that had been on the table for a long time, it will a dose of action never seen before, according to Harbor, “to a level that until now we have not done”. This is coupled with the fact that the creators have already warned that fear will be on the surface. It will be “the biggest and most terrifying season,” they warned at the beginning of 2020.

Do you already have expectations through the roof before what is coming to us? Well, here we collect the keys you should know before the premiere of the new episodes arrives. The Byers in a new city, Eleven trying to adjust to a new high school and Mike and his men dealing with the now-common mysteries of old Hawkins. This is all that is prepared for season 4 of Stranger Things.

Hopper, alive and with a secret to tell

We all – or almost all – left him for dead after the end of season 3 of Stranger Things, but soon the ‘teaser’ confirmed that, Surprise! Jim Hopper (David Harbour) was alive and well in a Russian labor camp with other prisoners. The outcome of the series of episodes had put us in the worst after the sacrifice to be able to close the door of the Upside Down World and the letter to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), where the ‘sheriff’ opened his heart to his adopted daughter.

Harbor had already commented that he was hoping to be the mysterious “American” in some Russian captivity that the post-credits scene said: “He looked around a bit, but he seemed to be trapped and the machine exploded. And then we moved on to. … some town in Russia, right? Where there is an American and a prisoner. I don’t know, I mean, it seems strange. ” Later it was confirmed that his character had survived.

Alive, yes, but trapped. The Duffers explained that “he is imprisoned far from his home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face both human … and other dangers.” Its plot will take place far from Hawkins but, like everything in this Duffer universe, it is connected to the town where it all originated. It seems that in this far away place many answers about the Upside Down World will appear.

We have already been told that the new chapters will reveal a secret about Hopper that has been forging since the first season. “It is very satisfying to have an idea five years ago and now get to the point of ‘Oh, this is the season that we are going to tell this secret’. That we were counting in a subtle way and that now we are finally going to put it on the table, “says the actor enthusiastically in AND.

The new life of the Byers and Eleven in California

The last ‘teaser’ that has seen the light has shown us Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in her new high school. In a letter to Mike (Finn Wolfhard), he says that after several months he is beginning to adjust. She has made friends, she likes to go to class … But it is all a lie, the protagonist is not having a good time with her new classmates and is looking forward to meeting with dear Mike on spring break.

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Next to her are the Byers. Joyce (Winona Ryder), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Will (Noah Schnapp) have suffered great tragedies in recent years, so they decide to leave their old lives behind and start from scratch in sunny California. In the preview, Eleven says excitedly that it will be the “best spring break of her life”, before going to a black cut that already warns us that they will not have a minute of rest.

The Reel house, the new place that will form your nightmares

A haunted house with Freddy Krueger himself inside? Yes, that will happen in the fourth installment of Stranger Things. One of the great additions of this season is Robert Englund, the villain of the franchise Nightmare in Elm street, who has signed on to become the patient of a psychiatric institution that has murdered his family. His mansion, known as Creel House, will be at the center of the new happenings in Hawkins. In addition to providing a great dose of terror, it will open a new way to discover the Upside Down World.

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This new element promises to bring a lot of freshness to the new season and, as revealed in a preview of the presentation, it hides many questions and answers.

Uncovering Hawkins National Laboratory

“There are going to be a lot more layers of Eleven, Brenner and the institution, and what happened and has to happen in relation to this part of the plot that returns,” says Harbor at New York Comic-Con. The series has a pending task, which is to explain how the Hawkins National Laboratory works and that strange experiment that Eleven came out of, as well as other children.

We know that Once’s ‘father’ will once again be in the focus of the plot and this is also announced by the titles of the episodes. As has become known, there are several chapters focused solely on Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine), which are called ‘The Hawkins Laboratory Massacre’ and ‘Pope’.


Just as painters have their muses, here are films that inspire seasons and We already know what the titles have been that have served as a guide for the Duffers. The writers of the series revealed the list of films that have served as their basis, including: The Fisher King, The silence of the lambs, Ace Ventura: A different detective, You have an email, Billy Madison, Full throttle: Tokyo Race, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and The Good Son. A good mix of genres, styles and stories, what can come of it? We only hope for the best of entertainment.


The fourth installment of Stranger Things It is made up of 9 episodes. The titles have already been released, among which are some as suggestive as ‘The massacre in the Hawkins Laboratory’ or ‘Papa’. It is clear that the new batch of chapters that is to come will investigate the origins of Once.

The release date from season 4 of Stranger Things It is the information that we would all like to have, but the truth is that it is not yet known. What does seem certain is that it will arrive in mid-2022, which is already more than we knew a few years ago.


Everything is preparing for the grand finale of the series, which seems to arrive with season 5, as announced by David Harbor. It fits with what was in the creators’ plans. “Yes, I think that in the list of themes that Netflix passed me, I am not supposed to say that there is a fifth season. But, as you have said, I will say – and I am not supposed to know anything about it – but I will say that Yes, sure [hay temporada 5]”, he told AND Canada in July 2021.

In 2017, Matt Duffer commented that I didn’t know if they could justify something bad happening to the characters once a year and his brother Ross Duffer said four seasons was enough for him. Their idea has changed slightly, but they were clear that the fiction was not going to last much longer.

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