Stranger Things Season 4 got a new trailer on Tuesday morning, and it left fans with a lot of questions about what to expect when the show premieres on Netflix on May 27. Before it was transferred to the now renowned Hawkins, Indiana, the series was originally titled Montauk while in creation. It was inspired by rumours surrounding Camp Hero and the so-called Montauk Project. Season 4 will be split into two parts, according to the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer (aka the Duffer Brothers), in preparation for Season 5’s concluding chapter.
“It’s been six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which brought fear and ruin to Hawkins,” states the Season 4 synopsis on Netflix. Our group of pals is separated for the first time as a result of the aftermath – and negotiating the complexity of high school hasn’t made things any simpler. A new and terrifying supernatural menace emerges at this most vulnerable period, posing a horrible puzzle that, if answered, could ultimately put an end to the Upside Down’s atrocities.”
There was a lot to grasp in Tuesday’s trailer, which stated that “Every Ending Has a Beginning,” but a few crucial things stood out:
To begin with, the season is set in three distinct locations: California, Russia, and Hawkins, with three intertwined tales. If we count the Upside Down, there are four locations.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) still doesn’t have her powers, and she’s still dealing with the pain of her past.
The remainder of the gang is attempting to move on at school, with Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) gaining popularity as a basketball team member. Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) and Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) are completely perplexed as they witness a happy, confident Lucas at work.
Robert Englund, best known for his role as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street films, has joined the cast as murderer Victor Creel, who appears in the trailer as a creepy old man with scarred-shut, puss-leaking eyes at 2:43 (and possibly the big, Upside Down-dwelling, tentacle-attached bad guy seen in the trailer’s final moments). Meanwhile, Creel’s scary, boarded-up house appears to be important to everything — and the teens pay it a visit, evoking scenes from Finn Wolfhard’s IT (Mike Wheeler).
This new Upside Down creature, which can be seen at the end of the trailer, follows the Demogorgon from Season 1 and the Mind Flayer from Seasons 2 and 3. Is he/it the ultimate evil for the team to fight, or is this only a prelude to Season 5’s last great bad?
Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser) recruits Eleven, claiming that she is the sole hope for defeating the terrible Upside Down, but she points out that her powers have vanished.
On the other side, Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) might have some new abilities of her own! Lucas, Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), and Dustin, who are with her, are shocked to see her floating in the graveyard.
Jim Hopper (David Harbour) finds himself in a Russian gulag, where he must either battle other inmates or join forces in order to escape and/or fight a Demodog.
Joyce Beyers (Winona Ryder), who has relocated to California with her family, receives a box from Russia, most likely from Jim, and may board an aircraft with Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) to track him down, as shown at 2:45 when they crash into a frozen wasteland.
And there’s a new super-metal Dungeon Master character who later appears in the Upside Down shredding on guitar – we have a lot of questions about him. At 2:30, did you notice the Russian-style architectural motif behind him?
Of course, these thoughts just touch the surface of this jam-packed trailer, which promises the most dramatic Stranger Things season yet. According to Deadline, the scope of the show will be substantially increased, and episodes will be longer than before.
Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 1 premieres on Netflix on May 27 and Season 4, Volume 2 premieres on July 1. The programme will stop after Season 5, but the Duffer Brothers insist that the Stranger Things franchise will continue. In the future, they plan to create other Stranger Things storylines with various people.