Netflix tweeted Saturday that Stranger Issues 4 will premiere in the summertime of 2022. Whereas not a exact launch date, it’s at the very least one thing for followers of Netflix’s flagship supernatural collection, who’ve waited by way of months of delays and a seemingly countless parade of mysterious teasers.
A brand new teaser dropped Saturday as effectively, displaying Eleven in California, adjusting to her new life and faculty. She writes in a letter to Mike that every part is nice (regardless that we see her classmates being imply to her), and says she will be able to’t watch for spring break. However in fact, our lady can’t have something good final for too lengthy; after a fade to black, we get some eerie music beneath pictures of a curler rink and Eleven wanting afraid, together with helicopters, explosions, and Joyce recoiling from a creepy wanting doll.
We additionally received a take a look at the titles for all 9 of the season 4 episodes for the primary time. They are going to be referred to as:
The Hellfire Membership, Vecna’s Curse, The Monster and The Superhero, Expensive Billy, The Nina Undertaking, The Dive, The Bloodbath At Hawkins Lab, Papa, and The Piggyback.
These don’t sound like episodes the place a variety of good instances will probably be had by our heroine and her crew. And Papa is what Eleven referred to as Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine), whose return was signaled in an earlier season 4 teaser the place we heard his voice.
The brand new bulletins come as a part of Netflix’s celebration of “Stranger Issues Day,” which is supposed to “commemorate” the in-universe date of November sixth, 1983 — the day that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) first disappeared into the darkish Upside-Down dimension within the first season of Stranger Issues. (If one was feeling much less charitable, one may additionally attribute it to a cynical and barely determined try to try to create a cash-in fan vacation for one among its hottest style reveals like Could 4th’s “Star Wars Day.”)
It’s been an extended than typical watch for the fourth season after Stranger Issues 3 — which was launched in July 2019 — as a result of a months-long delay in manufacturing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down filming on Stranger Issues 4 after simply two weeks in early 2020.
Netflix hasn’t wasted any of that point, although, with a plethora of teasers for the fourth season that it’s been steadily releasing over the previous a number of months, together with one which teases the return of a fan-favorite character, one which delves into Eleven’s darkish previous, and one which units up a brand new spooky location, the Creel Home (which presumably will characteristic within the upcoming fourth season).