It is Stranger Things Day, marking the anniversary of Will Byers’ mysterious disappearance (on November 6, 1983) in S1 of the vastly common Netflix collection. The streaming big is marking the event with the discharge of yet one more teaser for S4—and it is frankly a bit underwhelming.
Netflix has been trickling out teasers for S4 during the last 12 months or so, and tonally, they have been all over. For example, the teaser that appeared in May was basic Stranger Issues, ominously hinting on the return of Eleven ‘s (Millie Bobby Brown) childhood tormenter and “Papa,” Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine). Brenner was supposedly killed by the Demogorgon in S1, however there have been mentions of his attainable survival. We already knew that David Harbour can be returning as Hopper, together with the remainder of the principle solid: Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Caleb McLaughlin, and Sadie Sink.
We additionally know will probably be the primary season to happen largely exterior of Hawkins, since Eleven and the Byers have moved away, and Hopper appears to be imprisoned by the Russians. Maya Thurman-Hawke returns as Robin, Brett Gelman can be again as Murray Bauman, Cara Buono returns because the Wheeler matriarch, and we’ll be seeing extra of Priah Ferguson, who performs Lucas’ sassy youthful sister, Erica. Among the many new solid members is Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Road fame, which is a pleasant little hyperlink to basic ’80s horror.
One other teaser dropped in September through the Netlix Tudum global fan event. It was markedly completely different in tone, producing some main Scooby Doo vibes with its 50s-era flashback to a mysterious tragedy at Creed Home, adopted by a fast reduce to the Hawkins gang exploring the now-abandoned home. The ultimate shot featured a ticking grandfather clock, switching to the identical clock ticking within the Upside Down. Creed Home is thus in all probability linked in some way to prior seasons.
This new teaser takes yet one more utterly completely different tack, seemingly channeling Eighties highschool movies. We open with Eleven writing a cheery letter to Mike describing her supposedly rosy new life in California, 185 days after shifting there with the Byers. She swears she’s lastly tailored, likes college, and has made plenty of mates—all of which is a lie. At the very least she’ll get to see Mike through the upcoming Spring Break. However we all know higher than to assume will probably be “one of the best Spring Break ever,” and the glimpses we get of gunmen invading the Byers home, the automotive chases, and explosions bear that out. These are interspersed with Eighties curler rink scenes and a few fairly disastrous haircuts for the Stranger Issues gang, Eleven included.
Truthfully, at this level, I nonetheless don’t know what this fourth season is about, and even what it should seem like (or really feel like). Even the release of the episode titles do not inform us a lot that is new. The fourth season of Stranger Issues lands on Netflix subsequent summer time, so there’s nonetheless time for the Duffer Brothers to speak some form of cohesive imaginative and prescient for S4. However this trailer is not it.
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