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Season 4 of Stranger Things

Stranger Things 4

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The fourth season of Stranger Things , a science fiction and horror television series, officially titled Stranger Things 4 (abbreviated ST4 ), is planned in two volumes, the first being theMay 27, 2022and the second will come out on July 1 , on Netflix . The season consists of nine episodes. It is the fourth season of the series created by Matt and Ross Duffer .

Before its release, it was considered by the actors of the series to be the most "scary" , "dark" and "intense" season .

Filmed in Lithuania , New Mexico and Georgia , filming begins inFebruary 2020, but is discontinued due to the Covid-19 pandemic at the beginning ofMarch 2020, allowing the Duffer Brothers to write the entire season before filming it. Filming resumed on September 2020 to end in September 2021.

Summary

  1. Synopsis
  2. Distribution
  3. Main actors
  4. Recurring actors
  5. List of episodes
  6. Episode 1: Chapter One: The Hellfire Club
  7. Episode 2: Chapter Two: The Curse of Vecna
  8. Episode 3: Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superheroine
  9. Episode 4: Chapter Four: Dear Billy
  10. Episode 5: Chapter Five: Project "Nina"
  11. Episode 6: Chapter Six: The Plunge
  12. Episode 7: Chapter Seven: The Hawkins Lab Massacre
  13. Episode 8: Chapter Eight: Dad
  14. Episode 9: Chapter Nine: The Infiltration
  15. Production
  16. Development
  17. Scenario
  18. Changes
  19. Impact of Covid-19
  20. Distribution of roles
  21. Shooting
  22. Visual effects
  23. Exit
  24. Reviews
  25. Notes and references
  26. See as well
  27. Bibliography
  28. external links

Synopsis

It's been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn't made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down .

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“Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt which struck terror and desolation upon Hawkins. Still staggering, our friends find themselves separated for the first time – and high school life doesn't help. It is at this moment of vulnerability that a new supernatural threat appears and, with it, a terrible mystery that may hold the key to ending the horrors of the Upside Down . »

Distribution article: Stranger Things characters

Main actors


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Winona Ryder  plays Joyce Byers.

David Harbor plays Jim Hopper.

Finn Wolfhard plays Mike Wheeler .

Millie Bobby Brown as Jane Ives / "Eleven" / "Elf" .

Gaten Matarazzo plays Dustin Henderson.

Caleb McLaughlin plays Lucas Sinclair.

Natalia Dyer plays Nancy Wheeler.

Charlie Heaton plays Jonathan Byers.

Cara Buono plays Karen Wheeler.

Noah Schnapp plays Will Byers.

Sadie Sink as Maxine "Max" Mayfield / "MadMax".

Joe Keery plays Steve Harrington.

Maya Hawke plays Robin Buckley.

Jamie Campbell Bower interpreter of Peter Ballard.

Recurring actors [ edit | modify the code ]

List of episodes

Episode 1: Chapter One: The Hellfire Club

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Chapter One: The Hellfire Clubproduction number
26 (4-01)First broadcast

:May 27 , 2022 on Netflix  Implementation
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  • Hellfire Club is, in the Marvel comics universe, a private club 5 .
  • In Stranger Things , "The Hellfire Club" is the official Dungeons & Dragons club of Hawkins High School .

Episode 2: Chapter Two: The Curse of Vecna

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Chapter Two: Vecna's Curseproduction number
27 (4-02)First broadcast

:May 27 , 2022 on Netflix  Implementation
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Episode 3: Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero

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Chapter Three: The monster and the superheroproduction number
28 (4-03)First broadcast

May 27 , 2022 on Netflix Implementation
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Shawn Levy

Episode 4: Chapter Four: Dear Billy

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Chapter Four: Dear Billyproduction number
29 (4-04)First broadcast

May 27 ,2022 on Netflix Implementation
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Shawn Levy

Episode 5: Chapter Five: Project "Nina" Original title
Chapter Five: The Nina project  production number
30 (4-05)First broadcast

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Episode 6: Chapter Six: The Plunge

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Chapter Six: The dive  production number
31 (4-06)First broadcast

July 1, 2022on Netflix Implementation
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Episode 7: Chapter Seven: The Hawkins Lab Massacre

Original title
Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Labproduction number
32 (4-07)First broadcast

July 1, 2022 on Netflix Implementation
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Episode 8: Chapter Eight: Dad
Chapter Eight: Dadproduction number
33 (4-08)First broadcast

July 1, 2022 on Netflix Implementation
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Episode 9: Chapter Nine: The Infiltration

Original title
Chapter Nine: The piggybackproduction number
34 (4-09)First broadcast

July 1, 2022 on Netflix Implementation
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Production

Development

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Ross (left) and Matt Duffer (right), the creators of the series.

Matt and Ross Duffer were planning, in early 2017, to produce four or five seasons of Stranger Things , wanting to do "  a really finite ending  " while the show is at the height of its success, according to Matt Duffer, rather than letting it go. stretch endlessly 7 . In  August 2017, while confirming a third season, the Duffer brothers put the possibility of a fourth season. Ross states that they "think it's going to be a four-season [series]" only to end series 8 . However, Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy later hinted that four or five seasons in total were possible, saying "the truth is, we're definitely going to do four seasons, and there's a good chance there will be more." have a fifth. Beyond that, I think it's unlikely” 9 . Matt later adds that no official decision was made, citing that“It's hard, like four [seasons] seems short, five [seasons] seems long. So I don't know what to do” 10 . InApril 2018, Shawn Levy confirms that a fourth season will be produced, while adding that there are possibilities for a fifth season 11 .

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly which takes place shortly before the release of season 3, the series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, reveal that the writers of the series have already met on several occasions to discuss the future. of the 12 series .

On September 30, 2019, Netflix announces that it has signed a multi-year contract with the Duffer brothers for television and cinema, the value of which is estimated at nine figures 13 , 14 . To coincide with the production offer, Netflix announces the renewal of Stranger Things for a fourth season by releasing a one-minute teaser on the YouTube platform 15 . The teaser, showing a  grandfather clock in the Upside Down, ends with " We 're not in Hawkins anymore " ), leading to several speculations from many media outlets that the fourth season is filmed in Russia. The second teaser is released onMay 6, 2021, featuring Dr. Brenner saying " Eleven , are  you listening "  to Eleven , performed by Millie Bobby Brown, who is locked behind an "11" door inside the National Laboratory of Hawkins .

The fourth season is not the last .

EndJuly 2021, Shawn Levy announces that the fourth season of Stranger Things is coming “soon” .  On August 3,  he responds to a question from Steven Weintraub of the Collider website , saying that "by the time of the broadcast we will have at least given a little something" while adding that "by the time Free Guy comes out, the August 13, part of the answer will be known .

He adds that there will be “  a little taste of something  ” , but that would not be a full trailer 19 . theAugust 6, a preview is released that is 30 seconds long, featuring most of the cast. Noah Schnapp , Winona Ryder , Charlie Heaton , Cara Buono and Brett Gelman meanwhile are absent from the  preview . In the preview, a voice says “  Something's coming. It is almost here  ” . While the Comic Book Resources site credits the voice to Mike Wheeler's (Finn Wolfhard) character , the Radio Times magazine website identifies Eleven  . This preview also reveals that the release of Stranger Things 4 will be done in 2022, but no date is then specified. That same day, in the evening, the preview aired during coverage of the Tokyo Summer Olympics on American channel NBC 23 .

During Netflix's Tudum event on September 25, 2021, a third teaser is unveiled .

On Stranger Things Day on November 6, a fourth and final teaser is released, showing Will and Eleven in California, while revealing the titles of the episodes later the same day .

Scenario

It is reported that Netflix originally wanted the third and fourth seasons of Stranger Things to be written simultaneously in order to facilitate a back-to-back production schedule, as the actors were aging faster than their on-screen characters. But the Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy have decided to focus only on the third season, to ensure that it is better developed and fleshed out.

Influences for this season come from Alien 3 (1992) and The Great Escape (1963)  .

Shawn Levy , director and executive producer of Stranger Things.

Commenting on the end of the previous season, Ross Duffer, one of the series' creators, divulges the process of connecting the story arc between seasons:

“We don't want to write alone in a corner, so we're trying to have those early discussions with the writers to make sure we're ready to go in the right direction. We don't know a lot, but we know a lot in outline. By the end of season two, we knew about Billy. We knew the Russians were coming. We didn't know about the mall and such, but then again, we know the general lines. That's sort of where we're at in Season 4. We know the broad outlines. It is now a question of filling in these outlines in detail. We are excited about the direction this could take. Again, as we said, it's going to be very different this season.12 .

Matt Duffer says one of the "biggest lines" is that the center of the action is moved out of Hawkins, Indiana for the majority of the season, a Series 12 first . It also reveals that several elements left over from the end of Season 3, such as the presumed death of Jim Hopper and Eleven who is adopted by Joyce Byers and her move with her new family out of state, will be explored over the course of the series. fourth season.

On November 6, 2019, in celebration of Stranger Things Day , the series' official social media accounts reveal the title of the first episode of the season ( "  Chapter One: The Hellfire Club  " ) and that the episode is written and directed by the Duffer Brothers . the  June 18, 2020, the account of the writers of the series, on the Twitter platform, publishes “the complete season” of the scripts, all piled up. From these stacked scenarios, several media such as TechRadar , Associated Press , MCE TV , Narcity Quebec, Collider, Première and GamesRadar speculate that there would be nine episodes on the program, but nothing is confirmed 27 .

To avoid similarities between the film set of Black Widow (2021) and that of the fourth season of Stranger Things, where the two productions are filming in a "Russian prison" , David Harbor sends photos of the filming location of Black Widow to Matt and Ross Duffer, so the Duffer brothers don't use the same David look, or the same set colors, or the same costumes. Matt and Ross then found a new look and shaved the head of Jim Hopper, the character played by David Harbor .

Changes

“  Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. »

—Matt and Ross Duffer

Prior to the airing of the previous season , Noah Schnapp  , Natalia Dyer , series creators Matt and Ross Duffer , Finn Wolfhard  and Millie Bobby Brown  , and executive producer Shawn Levy had given hints about the “  tone  ” or how season 3 was going to be unlike previous seasons. For example, Ross Duffer had quoted that, although it is the "funniest season" , it is also "the most disgusting [season]" , an opinion shared by Noah Schnapp and Natalia Dyer.

On the side of Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown, who respectively play the roles of Mike and Eleven, they had mentioned that "it's the summer of love" .

A month after the production of the fourth season was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Joe Keery reveals to Total Film that "the series [is] even more frightening than the previous seasons" ,  an opinion shared by Gaten Matarazzo , who claims that the season is also “the scariest”  .

On February 12, 2021, in an interview on CBC Radio of the Société Radio-Canada , Finn Wolfhard confirms, in turn, that season 4 is the darkest. In this regard, he explains: “[...] Each season, [the series] becomes darker. With the third season, I said to myself: “this is the darkest season that there will be”.

But actually, season 4 so far… it's the darkest season that's ever been made. Every year it gets funnier, darker and sadder. Every year, they amplify it” . His views would later be shared by Sadie Sink , who commented that the season was "very, very dark" and "really intense" while stating that"Every season the level of production gets bigger and bigger, and the stakes are really, really high this year - as they always are" .

O n  April 1 , 2021, in an interview with Entertainment Television , Gaten thinks the tone of season 4 is different:

“I think the tone is definitely mature, and I think they did that intentionally because I think they want their show to evolve with the characters. As you age as adults, we must age as characters. »

In July 2021, Caleb McLaughlin reveals to Complex magazine that the plot of the 4th  season is “crazy” and that “no one knows what will happen. It's crazy”  .

At the start of ,August, Shawn Levy reports that the season is "visually and narratively very ambitious – much more ambitious than the previous three seasons .

The Impact of Covid-19

Consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on television in the United States , Coronavirus disease 2019 and Covid-19 pandemic in the United States .

In an interview with Collider , Shawn Levy, director and executive producer of Stranger Things , states how the Covid-19 Pandemic is impacting the season:

“I will just say that the Pandemic has definitely delayed the filming of the season and therefore the launch of season 4, the date of which is to be determined. But it had a very positive impact by allowing the Duffer brothers, for the first time, to write the whole season before filming it and have enough time to rewrite in a way that they rarely did before, so the quality of these scripts is exceptional, perhaps better than ever”  .

According to TVLine editor and founder Michael Ausiello , the fourth season originally consisted of eight episodes  , but due to the unexpected shutdown of production due to the pandemic, the Duffer brothers reportedly managed to write one episode. more than the expected number  .

The Covid-19 pandemic also adds preventive measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. These preventive measures include wearing a mask , washing hands regularly, testing for drugs ,  etc.

Distribution of roles [ edit | modify the code ]

Winona Ryder , David Harbour , Finn Wolfhard , Millie Bobby Brown , Gaten Matarazzo , Caleb McLaughlin , Noah Schnapp , Sadie Sink , Natalia Dyer , Charlie Heaton , Joe Keery , Maya Hawke , Priah Ferguson , Cara Buono and Brett Gelman reprise their respective roles in this fourth season of Stranger Things .

On November 1,2019 four new male characters are added to the cast for the fourth season, three of them playing a teenage role while the other plays an adult role  . The teenage roles are characterized "from a metalhead to a pretentious sportsman ( "  Jock  " ) to a character that bears a strong resemblance to Jeff Spicoli's twin from Fast Times at Ridgemont High  " , while the adult character is plot-bound. introduced in the third season.

On December 3, 2019, it is confirmed by the writers of the series that the character of Maya Hawke, Robin Buckley, is back for the fourth season . On February 2020, Netflix confirms that David Harbor is back as Jim Hopper . Tom Wlaschiha (seen in Game of Thrones ) joins the cast, playing Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper, revealed to be " the American prisoner" . Priah Ferguson is confirmed to be promoted to lead actress that same month. InMarch, Brett Gelman's promotion to lead actor is confirmed.

On February 1 , 2020, it was  revealed by the site "  Murphy's Multiverse  " that a new main character named "Ashe" will be added to the plot for the fourth season  . The character's story arc does not resolve until the fifth season  . The following day, a list of new characters is revealed by the same site, showing 9 possible new characters  , three of which will only be revealed in November 2020 and three inJune 2021. 15-year-old Angela and Jake, played by TBA , are the "most powerful couple in school" . Fred, who wears glasses, "although he's a nerd , is smart and pursues his passion: journalism" . The other roles revealed are Argyle, Vickie, Chrissy, Jason, Eddie and Ms.  Kelly.

InJuly 2020, Joel Stoffer reports that he landed an undisclosed role in the cast of Stranger Things. The TechRadar website believes he landed the role of Warden Hatch , although the information has not been confirmed. On October 27, 2020, it is reported that Maya Hawke's brother, Levon Thurman-Hawke, is getting a role which is also undisclosed  .

In November, Netflix announced the arrival of actor Robert Englund in the cast of the fourth season in a recurring role alongside Tom Wlaschiha , Sherman Augustus , Nikola Djuricko and Mason Dye . Actors Jamie Campbell Bower , Eduardo Franco and Joseph Quinn are included in the main cast. The role of Joseph Quinn is described as "at the epicenter of the plot of the season", while Bower plays the role of a caring nurse in a psychiatric hospital, the new setting for the season.

Robert Englund's character is named Victor Creel and happens to be a disturbed and intimidating mental hospital patient locked up for committing a murder in the 1950s. Nikola Djuricko stars as Yuri, an unpredictable Russian smuggler.

Jonathan Byers' best friend, namely a character named Argyle, is played by Eduardo Franco . He is portrayed as a fun-loving boy who works as a pizza delivery boy for Surfer Boy Pizza . For Mason Dye, his role is Jason Carver, described as "a wealthy, attractive athlete who dates the most popular girl in school" . Finally, the character of Colonel Sullivan, played by Augustus, is a "smart man, who thinks he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all" .

On June 9, 2021, Amybeth McNulty , Myles Truitt , Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien join the cast as recurring cast members . After seeing Amybeth on the television series Anne with an E , the Duffer brothers adored her performance and were "dying to work with [Amybeth McNulty]" and that she would be "[the] perfect Vickie" .

Amybeth's role as Vickie is described as a nerd who will "catch the attention of one of our beloved heroes" . The role “plays an important part in the events to come” . As for Myles, his role is Patrick, "a Hawkins basketball star with friends, talent, and a good life...until shocking events derail his life . " Regina plays Ms.  Kelly, a guidance counselor. And Grace plays Chrissy, "Hawkins High School's head cheerleader and the most popular girl in school . "

Shooting

Preparations for filming begin inNovember 2019in the city of Vilnius , Lithuania ^6 .

A month later, The Sun , ComicBook.com and Meaww claim that Stranger Things will film under the name "Tareco" .

Lukiškės prison, one of the filming locations of the 4th season  .

InFebruary 2020, Netflix reveals that the production of the fourth season has officially started in Vilnius, Lithuania , namely at the former prison of Lukiškės (en) . In addition to Lukiškės prison, filming also takes place near or in the city of Vilnius . After filming in Lithuania, filming resumed in the United States  .

InMarch 2020, the film crew is present in the city of Rome , Georgia . On March 9, 2020, it is announced that some of the filming will take place at Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico , which Netflix acquired in 2018.

However, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic , all Netflix productions, including Stranger Things , are shut down onMarch 16, 2020, five days after the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized SARS-CoV-2 as a pandemic . According to Shawn Levy, “Netflix agreed to pay the team for two weeks of 40 hour work” .

After several delays caused by Covid-19, filming finally resumes on September 28, 2020, Georgia . On the Production Weekly website , in the list of September 24, 2020, “  Stranger Things 04 (w/t Tareco)  ” is mentioned . On October 1 , 2020, the series' various social media accounts are posting two images that show two different sets: A poster with a cheering rally in a hallway at Hawkins High School, and a clapperboard in front of a grandfather clock in the UpSide Down, a scene that was first depicted in the first season 4 trailer . That same day, Nathalie Dyer, Sadie Sink and Gaten Matarazzo are seen filming scenes at Hawkins Elementary School as well as Hawkins High School  . theOctober 20, Matarazzo, Sink, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke and Levon Thurman-Hawke are seen filming scenes at the "  Family Video Store / Hawkins Arcade  " set . In November, the production returns to the city of Rome, Georgia to shoot at Claremont House .

The Claremont House , location used for the fourth season.

On January 27, 2021, Jamie Campbell Bower is spotted filming a scene in Atlanta, Georgia, while Matthew Modine, who plays the character Dr. Brenner , is spotted on set filming . InMarch, a photo of a filming location is revealed, showing a trailer park buried with tendrils from the Upside Down  .

In June 1 _, in an appearance on the American show Jimmy Kimmel Live! , David Harbor affirms that the turning should end in August 77 . That same month, theJune 15, several actors — Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin and Maya Hawke — are spotted on set in Atlanta. ^Joe Kerry is seen shirtless, with battle scars, and Natalia Dyer is seen walking with a 78 shotgun .

Albuquerque Studios, where Stranger Things was produced.

In July, the production team is seen in the city of Rome, Georgia. From 26 toJuly 29at 5  a.m. , the "  Claremont House  " is used as a filming location, a location already used in March andNovember 2020 . According to Screen Rant and Daily Mail , this house would be the location where the season finale would take place , . According to the City of Rome's HometownHeadlines, the shooting would take place under the alias "  M247 Mule  " , a reference to one of the antagonists of the film Maximum Overdrive (1986) by Stephen King .

On August 4, a fire breaks out at Albuquerque Studios, the location that Stranger Things uses to shoot the fourth season. No injuries were reported. It is confirmed that the fire did not take place in the studios used by Netlix  .

On September 2021, Noah Schnapp declares that the shooting is finished .

Visual effects

On December 8, 2019, it is announced in the Canadian media that the Prime Minister of the province of Quebec in Canada, François Legault , is in Hollywood to meet the leaders of Netflix . He is accompanied by Sébastien Moreau, the founding president of the Montreal company specializing in visual effects, Rodeo FX . During Season 3 of Stranger Things , this company does the majority of the visual effects for Creatures  . theDecember 9, Rodeo FX is announced lead visual effects producer for the season .

Output

According to David Harbour, the 4th season  is originally scheduled for 2021 . However, with production delayed by SARS-CoV-2 , the fourth season is scheduled for summer 2022  .

In  April 2021, it is reported, in Entertainment Television magazine , that 635 days have passed since the third season of Stranger Things . When the season is released, scheduled for summer 2022, at least 3 years will have passed since the last season  .

On November 6, 2021, on Stranger Things Day , Stranger Things reveals that the release of the fourth season will be in the summer of 2022 .

On February 17, 2022, Stranger Things announces that the release of season 4 will be split into two parts. The first is theMay 27, 2022  and the second the   July 1 , 2022.

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