When will Eleven and the gang return (Picture: Netflix)
We have so far had two separate teasers for the show, one confirming the return of David Harbour’s Sheriff Hopper, while the most recent glimpse suggested we’ll be seeing the return of Dr Martin Brenner, known to Eleven as ‘Papa’, and played by Matthew Modine.
It has been enough to make fans hungry for more official confirmation as to when they could be making a return to the town of Hawkins and the Upside Down
Here’s what we know.
When is season 4 of Stranger Things coming out?
No exact air date for season four of Stranger Things has been announced.
The show did begin production early last year but had to be halted in March following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Filming then resumed late last year, but having that significant delay in production does mean fans may be waiting for the show for a bit longer yet.
However, the delay does seem to have been a benefit to the writers of the show.
One of the teen stars of the show, Finn Wolfhard, shared with a fan that the show ‘should be out some time next year, hopefully.’
So, until there is official confirmation from Netflix, the wait for season 4 could well stretch into 2022.
The show is still in production, with stars Maya Hawke, Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo recently spotted on the set in Atlanta.
What will Stranger Things season 4 be about?
As with anything this highly anticipated, many of the plot details are currently under wraps.
When confirming production was underway back in early 2020, Netflix said: ‘We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway – and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!
‘Although it’s not all good news for our “American”; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other.
‘Meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything…’
With the most recent teaser, many fans have begun to speculate not just how Hopper returns, but also whether the show will feature flashbacks to Eleven’s upbringing in ‘Papa’s lab, or whether this season will see the return of her fellow super-powered siblings.
Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Netflix.