It’s been almost three years since the third season of the celebrated Netflix retro hit » Stranger Things » — which sometimes feels twice as long, especially with such a cliffhanger-heavy mystery story. Although the new season was announced early on, the complex production and delays as a result of the corona pandemic have pushed the start further and further — and meanwhile the expectations of the many fans have been driven to dizzying heights.
But now the time has finally come: The fourth and biggest season of «Stranger Things» to date is making its way to Netflix . But can the new consequences live up to the expectations that have been built up? We can only answer that with a very loud «Yes — and how!».
Back in Hawkins — and elsewhere…
More than half a year after Eleven ( Millie Bobby Brown ) and her friends finished off the powerful mind flayer from the dark parallel world of the Upside Down, the gang is separated for the first time in a long time. After the traumatic events of the past few years, Eleven left Hawkins behind with Will ( Noah Schnapp ) and his family and moved to California, where she is having trouble making friends.
But the kids who stayed in the small town feel the same after they switch to high school. But that’s the least of her worries. Because it quickly turns out that the threat from the Upside Down has not yet been banned and a new danger has arisen that claims the lives of several schoolchildren. Without the help of Eleven, who is still losing her powers, all hope seems lost. Still, Dustin ( Gaten Matarazzo ), Max ( Sadie Sink ) and Co. work together to find a solution — while Will’s mother, Joyce ( Winona Ryder ), investigates a lead that Sheriff Hopper ( David Harbour ) is still alive after all. .
XXL dimensions …
Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer , who are responsible for «Stranger Things», have more or less jokingly referred to the fourth season of «their baby» as their » Game Of Thrones » season — already playing on the epic proportions of story, effort and ensemble of figures. In fact, they didn’t exaggerate at all. The nine new episodes are reported to have grossed a staggering $ 270 million , a new series record (though soon to be surpassed by the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Power Rings ).
Stranger Things — Season 4 Trailer DF