Stranger Things is set to end entirely after season 4, with the final season being split into two separate parts.
This article will contain spoilers for season 3 of Stranger Things, so don’t say that you were never warned.
Season 3 of Stranger Things, as many people say, was a return to form after the pretty okay but mostly just fine season 2.
I will say that after the first two or three episodes of season 3 I decided to take a Stranger Things break because I wasn’t that impressed, but none of those episodes were nearly as bad as the season 2 one where Eleven links up with a pack of cringy punks.
Season 3 ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger, with people left wondering whether Hopper was in fact dead, or if he could be brought back from the Upside Down, where he was maybe stranded after fighting off some pesky Russians.
Rumours that season 4 is due to film in Lithuania are rife, with Netflix allegedly using the same set that HBO used for their harrowing miniseries Chernobyl.
“Soon! Early this year for sure and v excited ab it.“
When will Stranger Things end?
The upcoming season will apparently be split into two parts, with season four, part two acting as a standalone run, as the Duffer Brothers intend to stretch out the remaining story before closing the book on the series entirely (although there will probably be a follow up in 15 years time with the same actors coming back to sort things out, IT Chapter 2-style).
There is also speculation that Stranger Things season 4 will have more of a Christmas theme, with it supposedly being released in late 2020.
A Christmas setting would give Stranger Things 4 its own unique identity and would also make sense for Netflix to ‘gift’ a new season of their most beloved show to their subscribers (think about the amount of merch they’ll be able to sell). We can already imagine families across the nations sitting in-front of the TV together – bloated from the turkey and pigs in blankets – watching brand-new episodes of their favourite eighties-set show.
Never mind all of this; most importantly, a Christmas setting would also make sense for the characters. After the Byers and Eleven left Hawkins at the end of Stranger Things 3, a festive setting would make the perfect excuse for all of our favourite characters to reunite.
It’s most likely that the Byers would return to Hawkins for this period as we don’t think Jonathon and Nancy would be able to spend the holidays apart.
They’re cute like that.
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