The fourth season of the American science fiction horror drama television series Stranger Things, titled Stranger Things 4, was released worldwide exclusively via Netflix’s streaming service in two volumes, with the first set released May 27, 2022, and the second to be released five weeks later on July 1, 2022. The fourth season has nine episodes and has continued to be produced by the show’s creators the Duffer Brothers, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson.
The show’s main cast will continue to consist of 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, and Priah Ferguson, with Brett Gelman promoted to series regular status and Matthew Modine and Paul Reiser returning to series regular status.
On February 14, 2020, Netflix released an initial synopsis written by the Duffer Brothers to coincide with the release of the season’s first teaser trailer. We’re excited to officially announce that production for Stranger Things 4 is now underway—and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper! Although it’s not all good news for our “American”; [Hopper] is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, Russia, where he will face dangers both human… and other. Meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything…
On February 17, 2022, Netflix released a newer plot description for the season that expanded upon the previously released 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.