No more teasing. The official Stranger Things 4 trailer dropped April 12, and the two-year wait was worth it. With a three minute 16 second running time, the new video immerses us back in Hawkins and the lives of the Stranger Things cadre of kids with Finn Wolfhard sporting a new indie-boy mullet. As a monstrous voice says “You’ve broken everything,” paired with menacing clock imagery, we see Max (Sadie Sink) in the cemetery looking at Billy Hargrove’s (Dacre Montgomery) gravestone. The trailer is pumped full of all manners of CGI goodness, but the most potent imagery may still be of one of the cast members putting Guitar Hero to absolute shame on the roof of a decrepit building. Stranger Things 4 returns May 27 with volume two following July 1. Watch the four teasers below.
Alas, the final Stranger Things teaser is here, and it feels like the anticipation of Spring Break as we wait for the debut of volume one on May 27 and volume two on July 1. The teaser shows Eleven’s new life in California as she eagerly awaits seeing Mike during her Spring Break. Eleven writes a letter to Mike, letting him know she’s slowly adapting to her life in California alongside Will, Jonathan, and Joyce Byers. The teaser premiered during the Stranger Things day online event hosted by Netflix. The event also revealed the episode titles for its nine-episode season:
The Hellfire Club
The Monster and The Superhero
The Nina Project
The Massacre At Hawkins Lab
The third teaser trailer for the long-awaited fourth season of Stranger Things introduces audiences to a creepy old home called “Creel House,” which appears to have absolutely nothing to do with Gavin Creel. What it does have is a dark past. The trailer, which premiered during Netflix’s “Tudum” fan event on Saturday, begins with a family in the 1950s moving in, only to notice some strange happenings. Cut to the 80s, when the Hawkins gang breaks in to search for clues. Unfortunately, they don’t unearth a premiere date; we just know it’s sometime in 2022. Tick… tock…
It’s the return of shaved-head Eleven, just in time to match Hopper. In the new teaser trailer for Stranger Things 4, we get a flashback to the laboratory in which Eleven was created, where a group of children are playing under the menacing eye of their “papa,” Dr. Martin Brenner. Brenner allegedly died by Demogorgon in season one, but in season two, a lab employee tells Eleven he’s still out there. “Eleven, are you listening?” he calls out to her in the teaser. Looks like the new season will explore her supernatural origin story, or maybe even involve other psychokinetic kids.
Stranger Things 4 is now arriving in 2022, according to a Netflix sneak peek. You can watch the initial teaser from February 2020 below, where we catch up with surprisingly undead Russian prisoner Chief Jim Hopper. Based on the captions “001/004” and “002/004,” we can expect at least two more teasers before Stranger Things finally returns. Work on the series resumed in September, after production was paused in January 2020. Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight: New Moon), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), Joseph Quinn (Game of Thrones), and Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) all join the cast this season as Hawkins residents with varying levels of creepiness. No release date yet, just eerie, eerie vibes.
001/004, February 2020
“Look down, look down, don’t look ‘em in the eye,” Hopper and his fellow prisoners should be singing in the teaser for Stranger Things season four. Despite the setting and technological advances (railroad tracks over ships), the teaser plays out like the beginning of Les Misérables, and Hopper is our Jean Valjean. Miraculously alive after we collectively mourned him in last season’s finale, Hopper is living his days as a slave of the law in Russia, after, you know, mowing a bunch of people down with a machine gun. That means more David Harbour dadbod and more Miami Vice with El, but considerably less hair. Hopper is bald and that’s just something we’re all going to have to come to terms with. Maybe that’s why Netflix revealed Hopper’s return in a teaser trailer — it knew we’d need time to cope with the loss. And time is abundant. Stranger Things 4 is no longer expected until 2022.