Stranger Things season 4 will arrive in about two months, and to withstand the wait until the full -length trailer, Netflix has released 16 new first -look photos from the return of the popular horror series. In addition, we also have an official synopsis, a full cast list for Stranger Things 4, and details on which director will be leading which episodes. In a prepared speech, Stranger Things co -creator Ross Duffer noted that the new fourth season “leans harder into horror film territory” and that some fan theories are “very surprisingly” accurate. Duffer also reiterated that the Stranger Things 4 episode is “very, very long” – we’ve run nine episodes before, which means the showtime of this episode will be longer.
“I think [fans will] happy when they see [Stranger Things 4], ”Added Duffer. “It’s very, very long, that’s why it took so long. I’m always impressed with the sharpness of the fans, and how quickly they can put things together with very little information. ”
Duffer also talks about how Stranger Things has evolved over the years: “When we delivered it to Netflix years ago, we delivered it like a child … The Goonies in ET That’s their storyline. And adults are in Jaws and Close Encounters [of the Third Kind]and then the teens were in Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween. But, this year, we have no children. We can’t make The Goonies anymore. So all of a sudden, we leaned harder into the territory of our favorite horror movies. It’s fun to make that change. ”
Here is the official synopsis for Stranger Things 4 from Netflix:
It has been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought violence and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the consequences, our group of friends were separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school didn’t make things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and gruesome unseen threat emerges, providing a gruesome mystery that, if solved, may eventually end the horrors of Upside Down.
The list of main cast of The Stranger Things season 4 includes Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbor (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) , Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair), Brett Gelman (Murray), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), and Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner).
Among the additional cast for Stranger Things 4, we have Jamie Campbell Bower (Peter Ballard), Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson), Eduardo Franco (Argyle), Sherman Augustus (Lt. Colonel Sullivan), Mason Dye (Jason Carver), Nikola Djuricko ( Yuri), Tom Wlaschiha (Dmitri), Myles Truitt (Patrick), Regina Ting Chen (Ms. Kelly), Grace Van Dien (Chrissy), Logan Riley Bruner (Fred Benson), Logan Allen (Jake), Elodie Grace Orkin (Angela) , John Reynolds (Officer Callahan), Rob Morgan (Chief Powell), Amybeth McNulty (Vickie), and Robert Englund (Victor Creel). Most of these are new characters.
That brings us to the director list for Stranger Things 4. The Duffer Brothers – of which Ross mentioned above are half, along with his brother Matt – have directed episodes 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 of season 4. That makes it five of nine episodes. Stranger Things executive producer and regular director Shawn Levy – also known for Ryan Reynolds films Free Guy, and The Adam Project – is responsible for episodes 3 and 4. The remaining two episodes of Stranger Things season 4, episodes 5 and 6, come from new entrants in Nimród Antal (Control, Predator).
Iain Paterson, Dan Cohen and Curtis Gwinn served as executive producers on Stranger Things season 4 alongside Levy and the Duffer Brothers.
Stranger Things 4 begins on May 27 with five episodes of Volume 1, followed by four episodes of Volume 2 that will be released on July 1 on Netflix. This will be the second last run of the hit series, with Stranger Things 5 set to end the show forever.
Front cover (LR): Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers and Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things 4