Stranger Things is getting ready to drop its fourth season, and we can’t wait. And, we’re going to go out on a limb and say you’re just as excited as we are. So, to help answer all your burning questions, we’ve put together this handy preview for you.
In this article we’ll cover:
- Stranger Things season 4 release date UK
- Stranger Things season 4 trailer
- Stranger Things season 4 plot premise
- Stranger Things season 4 cast
- Stanger Things merch
Ready to crank this up to Eleven? OK, let’s go!
Stranger Things season 4 release date
Stranger Things season 4’s release date in the UK is May 27, 2022.
As always, it will release on Netflix. But, this time it will be released in two parts, or volumes. Volume 1 will come out on the 27th of May while Volume 2 will drop five weeks later on July 1, 2022.
This is a step away from season 3, which was released all at once. However, the Duffer brothers, creators of the show, have revealed that it has a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season. So, it’s almost like we’re getting two seasons in a really short time. That’s how we’re spinning it, anyway.
Stranger Things season 4 trailer
Want a taste of what you can expect in season 4? Check out the official trailer below:
Stranger Things season 4 plot
The story of season 4 is intended to pick up around 6 months after the Battle of Starcourt – the epic finale to season 3. For the first time since they all came together, the group of friends is separated, all struggling with the fallout on their own. And, to make matters worse, they’re in high school, which is hard enough when you aren’t being hunted by demonic creatures from a dark dimension.
While everyone else is just battling acne and rejection, our core heroes have to face a new threat that emerges from the Upside Down. It brings with it a mystery that could finally put all the mayhem to rest… IF they can solve it.
We know from the trailer that there is a war shaping up. Is it the Russian threat, or is it a supernatural war? Either way, it can’t be won without Eleven. But, we learn that her telekinetic powers have gone on holiday. That’s bound to make things tricky.
We also know that Hopper makes a bigger comeback than Travolta with Pulp Fiction. In fact, it’s on a mythical level. Actor David Harbour has likened his return to Gandalf in Lord of the Rings. Was Hopper’s sacrifice in season 3 his Balrog moment? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Finally, we know that we’ll see a little more of 1980s America than just Hawkins in this season. We know that there was some filming done in New Mexico, which could easily be made to look like other desert states, like California, Nevada, or Texas. But, New Mexico is the home of Roswell, which is famous for a supposed alien crash site and military base. Could aliens be making an appearance? Some fans think so. But, we’ll wait and see.
Stranger Things season 4 cast
Credit: Netflix via Tom's Guide
So, no big surprises here. The main cast is returning for season 4. We’ve got Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Noah Schnapp as Will, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin. We’re also sure that Winona Ryder will be back as Joyce, and, as we’ve already revealed, David Harbour will be back as Jim Hopper.
We also know that Joe Keery as the beloved Steve, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, and Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield are all signed on.
But, we’ve got a healthy list of newcomers as well, which was revealed on the official Stranger Things Instagram account.
Firstly, Jamie Campbell Bower will be joining the cast as a regular character named Pater Ballard, who’s a caring orderly working in a psychiatric hospital.
In addition to Bower, we’ll be seeing Amybeth McNulty as Vicky, a band nerd who might be a romantic interest for one of the main characters. We’ll meet Myles Truitt as Patrick, who is a Hawkins basketball player, we’re assuming befriended by Lucas, if the trailer isn’t being misleading. Regina Ting Chen will come in as Ms Kelly – a caring guidance counsellor who, let’s face it, could provide some much-needed help to the show’s heroes. Lastly, we’ll see Grace van Dien as Chrissy, who’s a Hawkins High cheerleader holding onto a dark secret.
Stranger Things merch
Has all this talk of the new season got you craving some totally rad Stranger Things merchandise? Well, you’re in the right place. Check out some of our picks below. And, be sure to check out our full Stranger Things merch collection!
STRANGER THINGS FAIRY LIGHTS LED LIGHT UP CUSHION
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/run-led-cushion
That classic R U N scene in season 1 was epic. And, it inspired a cushion that’s just as epic, with LED lights embedded in it over the R, the U, and the N.
STRANGER THINGS LOGO DESK LIGHT
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/netflix-stranger-things-logo-desk-light
Inspired by the now legendary logo, this Stranger Things desk lamp will bring a supernatural glow to your bedroom, chill room, or office.
STRANGER THINGS ELEVEN COSCUPS COLLECTABLE
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/stranger-things-eleven-coscups-collectable
Mornings are for coffee and contemplation. This cup is for coffee or whatever you fancy! It’s made to look like Eleven in her classic pink dress.
NETFLIX STRANGER THINGS VHS DESK LIGHT
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/netflix-starnger-things-vhs-desk-light
VHS tapes rarely see the light of day anymore. This tape does one better and makes its own light, powered by either USB or batteries.
STRANGER THINGS MILK CARTON CROSSBODY BAG
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/milk-carton-crossbody-bag
It might be too late for you to help Barb, but she can still help you… carry all your stuff around. This milk carton inspired crossbody bag is Barb-rilliant!
Main image credit: Netflix via NME