"Stranger Things" Writers Reveal Season 4 Will Be Longer Than The Third

Jasmine Gomez, Tamara Fuentes
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Welcome back to Hawkins, Indiana. Stranger Things season 3 was filled with crazy moments and now fans are wondering what's next for the kids after everything that went down at Starcourt Mall. The finale definitely brought some big changes for everyone and things will certainly not be the same once the show comes back for another season. So what's next for our favorite Dungeons and Dragons players as they continue to try to survive in their little town? Here's everything you need to know about Stranger Things season 4.

*Major spoilers for season 3 of Stranger Things below!*

How long will Stranger Things 4 be?

The Stranger Things writers gave fans a special treat when they tweeted out that all the scripts for the season were officially complete. While they were stacked together so episode names couldn't be revealed, the stack included nine complete scripts, meaning that season four will officially be one episode longer than the third.

Hopefully, production will start up again soon so we can see what happens to Hopper, El, and the others back in Hawkins.

How will season 4 be different from the rest?

If you're not a fan of scary stuff, then you might want to think twice before watching season four of Stranger Things when the sun's not out. Joe Keery, who plays Steve, revealed that things in Hawkins are a lot darker than what fans are used to.

"Oh man, it's pretty amazing – the Duffer brothers have really done it again," he told Total Film Magazine. "I think that this year – and I know I say this every single year – but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years, because last year was pretty dark."

With some possible new villains and the Russian army trying to get control of Demogorogans, things are definitely bound to get scarier and crazier in Hawkins.

When does season 4 come out?

Stranger Things started production back in February, but due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, they’ve had to stop filming for the time being. While no date has been released yet, David Harbour revealed on Instagram that it "was supposed to come out early next year, I think, although I don’t have authority on this," according to Screen Rant. He also said that Season 4’s release will likely be pushed back due to the production pause. Since an official release date hasn't been announced yet, at least fans won't know how much longer they'll have to wait exactly.

In the meantime, you can always test your knowledge with a Stranger Things quiz or load up on Stranger Things merch while you anxiously await the season 4 announcement.

Has production started on season 4 of Stranger Things?

Get ready, Stranger Things fans! The cast and crew officially reunited for the first table read and Netflix gave us a sneak peek on everything that went down.

Of course, Hopper is back, as revealed in the recent clip that dropped on Valentine's Day. Millie Bobby Brown and the rest of the gang reunited to read the scripts for season four and the cast members got some retro video cameras to capture their big get together. While, obviously, the scripts weren't shown, it's now confirmed that Murray is back and we'll be seeing more of some other fan favorite characters this season. Check out the special clip below:



Is season 4 of Stranger Things actually happening?

Good news, Stranger Things fans! Netflix officially announced that the show had been renewed for a brand new season in September 2019, and it looks like we're not in Hawkins anymore. In a special video announcement message, Netflix confirmed that the show will be coming back for season four and fans can expect a whole new adventure starting with the Upside Down.

When will season 4 start filming?

Production Weekly reported that the show's fourth season would start filming in October 2019, according to Bloody Disgusting. A special teaser was released in February 2020, showing the Hopper was officially back, so production definitely started before that.

Who will be coming back?

This one is a tough one since there were a lot of tearful goodbyes at the end of the season. With Will, Jonathan, Joyce, and El moving away from Hawkins, we're not sure how this party will stay together when a new demogorgon comes into town. Chances are that we won't see Darce Montgomery back this season after Billy died at the end of season 3, but there's always some possibility of flashbacks or some other special scenes. Plus, there's the big question of where Hopper might be or whether he's dead or alive. Luckily, Netflix already confirmed that he is alive and well in a special clip that was posted on Valentine's Day.

What is going to happen in season 4?

Make sure you've watched the entire season 3 finale because there was an extra mid-credits scene that sets up the next season. We see the Russians are up to no good again despite Starcourt Mall now gone. Unfortunately, one of their prisoners is taken to be eaten by the new demogorgon that they've created. Plus, they mention that they have an American prisoner locked up, which has since been revealed to be Hopper.

This also means that the fight for Hawkins still isn't over yet and that the group will likely reunite to get the Russians and their crazy experiments out of town for good.

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