Well, Stranger Things 4 is officially happening but, it looks like we won’t be heading back to Hawkins. Netflix dropped a surprise announcement on Twitter Monday revealing the show’s fourth season with a dark, cryptic teaser and the tagline “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.” And, that’s about all we know, sadly.
After Stranger Things 3 dropped earlier this summer, many fans felt like it was the end of the series. Not to get too deep into spoilers but the season seemed to end the storylines for all our favorite characters in Hawkins. However, once Netflix released the season’s record-shattering viewership numbers, it was safe to assume that the show wasn’t going anywhere. And, that post-credits teaser set in Russia led many to believe that we’d be leaving Hawkins for the inevitable fourth season. Creators of the show, the Duffer Brothers, even teased as much shortly after season 3 dropped.
And speaking of the Duffers, Monday also marked the announcement of the duo’s new deal with Netflix. Specifics of the multi-year deal have yet to be made public. But, considering the crazy amount of Emmy nominations the show has earned (30 across the first two seasons alone, with 6 wins), it’s a no-brainer that Netflix would back the truck up for them. The deal is worth a reported nine-figures, similar to Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, and the Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Through the deal, the Duffers will continue developing Stranger Things for Netflix, as well as other TV series and original films.
We’ve got a few theories here at Def Pen about what the new teaser and tagline could mean, keep your eyes peeled for a breakdown of those theories later this week. But, until then, check out the teaser for yourself below:
Stranger Things 1-3 are available on Netflix in their entirety right now. Stranger Things 4 will likely land sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.