After three years of waiting, Stranger Things is already back with its fourth season. This new season will have a total of nine chapters spread over two batches. Volume 1 (five chapters) will premiere on May 27, and volume 2 (four chapters) will arrive on July 1. All worldwide through Netflix. Expectations are very high, and we believe they will deliver on everything we need.
The synopsis for this season tells us that six months have passed since the battle at Starcourt Mall, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Still dealing with the aftermath, the group of friends are separated for the first time and have to deal with the complexities of high school, which doesn’t make things any easier for them. At this point a new and terrifying supernatural threat arises that poses a new mystery.
The action will take place during the spring break of 1986. As we knew (from how the previous season ended and from the various previews), most of the plot threads will be set for the first time outside of Hawkins. In fact, the promotional posters unveiled the four locations where the events will mainly take place: California, Russia, Creel House and Pennhurst Psychiatric Hospital.
In this trailer, of three and a half minutes, we have a lot of clues as to what we will see in the new chapters. The numerous references to the Nightmare on Elm Street saga and X-Men stand out. And to other great classics of popular geek culture, such as the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons or the cult manga and anime Akira.
In addition, this new trailer has introduced us to a new evil and enemy. Physically, he looks like a human being: he has a man’s body and is muscular, but from his back come out some tentacles. His name is Vecna is one of the characters in the story of Dungeons and Dragons. He is an undead wizard who, in the Stranger Things setting, has become this creature after an overexposure to the ‘Upside Down.’
The Duffer brothers, creators of the series, have confirmed that season five will be the last season and will complete the story arc they intended for Stranger Things. Although, they do not rule out any spin-off of the series. As they told SFX Magazine: “The key for us is that it should feel like something different, not a rehash of what we’ve done before. What would be the point of that? I think we have something that could be quite exciting. So we’ll see…”.