Stranger Things season four is “coming soon” and will be “bigger than ever”, according to the show’s producer.
“It’s coming soon enough. And as for when exactly that will be announced — quite soon,” producer Shawn Levy told Variety.
He continued: “It’s visually and narratively very ambitious, much more ambitious than the prior three seasons.
“I shot in Lithuania right before the pandemic. We have filmed in Georgia, Lithuania and New Mexico, so suffice to say season four is sprawling.
“The delay is due in large measure to COVID and the pace at which we have to work to do so safely, but it also happens to be the season that we chose to go much bigger.
“It’s the scale of this season and the multi-settings of season four.”
Actress Sadie Sink shared similar thoughts about the new series earlier this month in an interview with Collider.
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“So we started filming Season 4, I don’t even know when it was, but it was before the pandemic and then we got like a month of filming done, then we had to stop for I guess seven or eight months, and then we came back to work and things were completely different,” she said.
She continued: “So I think the real challenging part was just adjusting to the new rules and the regulations that were in place on set. That was a big adjustment. But yeah, I think we were all just so grateful to be able to work. And we’ve been working for a while now and creating something really amazing.
“The scale of the show just gets bigger and bigger each year so yeah, it’s just been really incredible to see where they’re going with the storyline. It’s really amazing this year. And just how the stakes are just so much higher. Higher than they’ve ever been.”
For the uninitiated, the science fiction horror drama television series was created by the Duffer Brothers and streams on Netflix.
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The show is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, and the first season focuses on the disappearance of a young boy called Will Byers – who was abducted by a creature from the Upside Down.
At the same time, a young psychokinetic girl called Eleven escapes from the laboratory and assists Will’s friends in finding him.
The cast includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Priah Ferguson, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery.
Earlier this summer, it was announced that Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien would also be joining the cast in season four.
Eleven, are you listening? pic.twitter.com/rnPHzYt65d
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Audiences got a taste of the new season in a teaser trailer that was released in May, showing things had gone south since the season three finale.
Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, is locked behind a door in the same sort of institution she was raised in.
“Eleven, are you listening?” a voice says, as her eyes open wide.
The voice is assumed to be the villainous Dr Martin Brenner, the former scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy who raised test subjects at Hawkins Lab, including Eleven.
Before that we saw Jim Hopper, who was seemingly killed off at the end of season three, stuck in Kamchatka, Russia.
From Russia with love… pic.twitter.com/ZWEMgy63Et
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