The Duffer Brothers’ Strangers Things became a cultural landmark when its first season premiered on Netflix in the summer of 2016. With its deep love for the films of the 80s, including the work of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Carpenter (among others), the sci-fi horror series has continued to be a masterful work of drama, terror and excitement throughout its three seasons.
After long delays due to the pandemic, Season 4 of Stranger Things is finally almost here. The new season promises to be the biggest and most terrifying yet, and will seemingly answer many questions regarding Eleven’s backstory and the origins of the series’ monsters. Season 4 has been confirmed to be the penultimate outing for the series, with the next season officially being the last. But Netflix seems determined to stretch that time out - Season 4 will be split into two separate volumes, with the first arriving in May and the second in July.
The official trailer for Season 4 is now out, giving fans a long-awaited look at what the new chapters have in store. New monsters and villains have come to play, including legendary horror actor Robert Englund who joins the cast of to play Victor Creel, “a disturbed man imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.” War appears to be coming and everyone is needed, but Eleven claims to no longer have her powers just when they're needed most. No character is safe this far into the endgame, so fans should prepare for surprises both exciting and heartbreaking.
'Stranger Things 4 Vol. 1' premieres May 27th, only on Netflix.