Stranger Things 4 Release Date, New Trailer, And All The Details On The Next Series

14 February 2020, 15:19 | Updated: 14 February 2020, 15:21

Here's everything we know so far about Stranger Things 4, as Netflix confirm Hopper's fate in a brand new trailer.

Netflix have just dropped the first trailer for Stranger Things 4 and confirmed Hopper is alive!

You can watch the full trailer above, where you'll also discover he's being held as a prisoner in a Russian camp and is set to face horrifying challenges on his own as the series moves outside of Hawkins, Indiana.

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Here's all the information you need for series four of Stranger Things, from the release date to the cast.

Stranger Things 4 release date

The Duffer Brothers have signed a deal to work on other Netflix projects outside of Stranger Things
The Duffer Brothers have signed a deal to work on other Netflix projects outside of Stranger Things. Picture: Netflix

A report from TVLine claims Stranger Things 4 definitely won't come out this summer, as the cast and crew will apparently be shooting from January up until August 2020 – we'll then likely have at least another five or six months from there to wait for it to drop on Netflix.

They also claimed the next series will be a total of eight episodes, following the length of series one and three, whereas season two consisted of nine episodes.

While the creators behind the sci-fi series are yet to confirm a release date of Stranger Things 4, fans thought they're following a pattern. The first season was aired in July 2016, while the second hit Netflix in October 2017 and the third dropped in July 2019.

But after TVLine's report, it's unlikely they'll have turned the show around within two months from wrapping on set – so, basically, prepare for a long wait for series four.

Stranger Things 4 cast

Stranger Things season 4 will likely return in October next year or the following year
Stranger Things season 4 will likely return in October next year or the following year. Picture: Getty

The cast has remained the same throughout seasons one to three, so it’s unlikely anyone will be missing from series four.

There will also likely be some new additions, following the successful introductions of Erica (Lucas’ sister) and Robin (Steve’s love interest) in the latest series.

Last year, it was claimed by TVLine the show was auditioning for four new characters, including three teenagers.

The teens include a metalhead and an entitled jock, while the older character apparently has characteristics suggesting he’ll star predominately in a storyline set far away from Hawkins.

What will happen in Stranger Things 4?

In a statement released by Netflix on Valentine's Day, the streaming site promised the next instalment of Stranger Things will be "the most frightening yet".

While Hopper must fight for his life in the Russian prisoner camp in Kamchatka, back in the States, there is set to be “a new horror” surfacing, with the description explaining “something long buried, something that connects everything.”

The streaming site have also promised the next instalment will be “the biggest and most frightening season yet”.

In 2019, while speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Matt Duffer said the next series will “open up a little bit”, meaning we could see Will, Mike, Eleven, Dustin and co take their ventures outside of Hawkins.

He said: “The biggest thing that’s going to happen is it will open up a little bit… in terms of allowing portals into areas outside of Hawkins.”

Will Millie Bobby Brown get her powers back in season 4?
Will Millie Bobby Brown get her powers back in season 4? Picture: Netflix

Fans were left heartbroken by the end of Stranger Things 3, after Joyce moved away with her sons Jonathan and Will and Hopper’s adopted daughter El after she was left parent-less once again when her adopted dad was seemingly killed in the explosion as they closed the portal to the Upside Down.

We now know he was captured by the Russian officers!

The future of Stranger Things after series four

Netflix also announced on 30 September they've signed the Duffer Brothers for a multi-year film and series overall deal so they can continue to expand their vivid imaginations into other projects for the streaming platform.

“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.

“We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”

For all the details on Stranger Things' next series, we've got it all below.

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