‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: 5 things we know so far

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Deseret News 15 July, 2021 - 03:35pm 6 views

When does stranger things season 4 come out?

Based on that timeline, Collider has reported that at the earliest, Season 4 will come at the end of 2021, although it is more likely be released during the first half of 2022. Deseret News‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: 5 things we know so far

Since ‘Stranger Things’ debuted, 196 million households have watched at least 1 episode of the series

Five years ago, “Stranger Things” premiered and became an instant hit on Netflix, introducing millions of people to a quirky and lovable group of kids in Hawkins, Indiana, and a sinister world known as the Upside Down.

Since “Stranger Things” debuted, 196 million households have watched at least one episode of the series, Netflix shared in a Twitter post on Thursday.

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Now, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Season 4, which was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate five years of “Stranger Things,” here are five things we know about the new season.

Actor David Harbour, who plays Hawkins’ Chief of Police Jim Hopper in “Stranger Things,” has long been vocal about how the fourth season will delve more into the background of his character.

But he recently told Entertainment Tonight that the upcoming season will reveal a secret about Hopper he’s known for five years.

Harbour said Season 4 is his favorite season yet, and that it shows a completely different side to Hopper.

Actor Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson, has said the tone of “Stranger Things” Season 4 is more mature compared to the earlier seasons.

In a trailer released in May, “Stranger Things” hinted that the fourth season will delve more into Eleven’s past. Appearing to be a flashback, the teaser returned to Hawkins Lab, where Eleven and other children who were raised as test subjects by Dr. Martin Brenner are playing with toys and games.

The scene sets up the possibility of including other children like Eleven in the “Stranger Things” storyline — a theme the show explored for one episode in Season 2, the Deseret News reported.

It also gives Matthew Modine’s Dr. Brenner — who was presumably killed by a demogorgon at the end of Season 1 — the chance to return to the show as more about Eleven’s past is revealed.

A slew of new characters are joining Hawkins, Indiana, for Season 4.

The lengthy list of additions includes “Anne with an E” star Amybeth McNulty, a “band nerd” who will play a “big role in events to come”; Grace Van Dien as Chrissy, a Hawkins’ High cheerleader who harbors a dark secret; and Myles Truit as a Hawkins basketball star named Patrick, the Deseret News reported.

Other new cast members include Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Jonathan’s new best friend, and Joseph Quinn portraying Eddie Munson, who runs Hawkins High’s official Dungeons and Dragons club, according to the Deseret News.

Season 4 won’t be the end of “Stranger Things.”

Harbour, who stars in the movie “Black Widow,” recently hinted that a fifth season of “Stranger Things” will be in the works.

So, when will “Stranger Things” Season 4 come out? We still don’t know. But during a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Harbour said production on the season would wrap in August 2021, Netflix Life reported.

Based on that timeline, Collider has reported that at the earliest, Season 4 will come at the end of 2021, although it is more likely be released during the first half of 2022.

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David Harbour's Distaste For The Byers' Dog On "Stranger Things" Might Have Lost The Four-Legged Actor His Gig

BuzzFeed 16 July, 2021 - 02:12pm

Not to invalidate anyone's experience, but also, I dare David to try saying that to this face.

Fans, of course, had some questions about the subsequent vanishing of Will Byers' pet following the show's first season, so there was eventually a gravestone shown onscreen in Season 3 to confirm the dog's passing.

David Harbour asked for Stranger Things dog to be "put to sleep"

The A.V. Club 16 July, 2021 - 01:09pm

The white, scruffy, wire-haired dog mainly appeared to point out when things were amiss, and spends most of his time on screen barking at something.

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While appearing as a guest on the interview series Hot Ones, Harbour was asked by host Sean Evans about prior comments he had made about Chester. "Oh my god, I hated that fucking dog," Harbour laughed. "Take after take, it would wander off or do something, and then I just remember the trainer on the sidelines going 'Come on! We gotta make our money!'"

"I walked up to [the writers]," Harbour said, "And I was like 'You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season.' We never talk about it the whole rest of the show, but they just wind up not having a dog. We should find it in the Upside-Down in one of these future seasons."

Evans also asked Harbour about his process getting into character as Sheriff Jim Hopper -- specifically how he would psyche himself up by getting angry and his frequent scene partner Winona Rider would intuitively do the same. "I think the reason why you go watch a movie and you'd be like 'That was good' or like 'That's cheesy,' it doesn't do anything for you, is because, actually, drama happens," Harbour said. "And the only way drama happens is if two people actually experience something real together. So in a sense, you have to bleed a little bit."

Harbour then promised his answer would be getting heady, to Evans' delight. "The construct of character only exists in the page and in your mind and in the structure of the piece," Harbour said. "What exists on the screen is David and Winona. At [the show's] best, dramatically, is when David and Winona are actually mad at each other. A lot of work nowadays, I feel like people don't like that as much. Everybody wants everybody to get along. I feel like there's some danger in that interaction. What I find with Winona [is that] beauty comes from mess. The lotus grows in the mud, right? So let's sling some mud at each other. She's very willing to do that and I've found it harder and harder, in a certain way, to find people who are willing to do that."

Previously, Harbour discussed the expanded scale of Stranger Things' much-anticipated Fourth Season, as well as Hopper being reinvented. "We get to reinvent him in a sense...he gets to have a rebirth," he said. "I'm really interested to explore this resurgence of him. We get to explore a lot of threads of his life that have merely been hinted at."

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David Harbour asked for the 'Stranger Things' dog to be killed off

NME 16 July, 2021 - 10:31am

Stranger Things star David Harbour hated the show’s dog so much that he requested for it to be killed off.

In a recent appearance on the culinary show Hot Ones, Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper in the show, voiced his strong dislike of the Byers family pet Chester.

“I hated that fucking dog so bad,” he said. “Take after take, it would wander off or do something.”

Harbour voiced his irritation to the dog’s trainer. “I was like, ‘You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season,'” he said.

Though Chester didn’t meet his maker, he has not been on Stranger Things since.

“We never talk about it, the whole rest of the show,” he said. “We should find it in the Upside Down in one of these future seasons.”

Watch Harbour’s interview in full below.

Elsewhere, Harbour has weighed in on playing characters that appear in Russian jails. Hopper finds himself locked up in a Soviet prison at the close of Stranger Things season three.

A release date for the fourth season of Stranger Things has yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, an immersive Stranger Things experience, co-produced by Netflix, will tour the US in spring 2022.

A synopsis for the even reads: “Strange things are happening once again. Only the bravest guests are invited to discover the secrets within the walls of the lab. There may be the occasional testing, analysis or psych evaluation.”

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Stranger Things' David Harbour requested dog Chester to be killed off

digitalspy.com 16 July, 2021 - 08:31am

"I hated that f***ing dog so bad."

Stranger Things star David Harbour, who has played the role of Jim Hopper since the show aired its first season in 2016, has revealed a specific request he made while on set for the Netflix series.

Speaking on Hot Ones, Harbour shared that he strongly disliked the Byers family pet – Chester the dog – with its on-set misadventures leading him the request it was killed off the show.

"Take after take it would wander off or do something. And then I remember the trainer on the sidelines going, 'Come on! We got to make our money!' Yeah, I walked up to them, and I was like, 'You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season.'"

It seems that Harbour's request was granted (minus the killed-off part), as Chester has not been seen on Stranger Things since, and the show gave no explanation for the disappearance.

Harbour added that it was "never" spoken about and suggested that it would be good to see Chester in one of the show's future seasons.

Harbour explained: "We never talk about it the whole rest of the show. We should find it in the Upside Down in one of these future seasons."

Stranger Things season three ended on intense terms for Harbour's character Jim as he was imprisoned in a Russian gulag. Elsewhere, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) left Hawkins with her family and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

David Harbour hated Stranger Things dog and asked it be killed off

Daily Mail 16 July, 2021 - 12:51am

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

He's become a household name thanks to his starring role on Netflix hit Stranger Things.

And in a recent episode of YouTube show Hot Ones, David Harbour revealed a shocking secret.

The actor, 46, shared that he hated the Byers family dog Chester so much during filming of the show's first season, that he wanted it killed off.

Didn't want to work with animals: Stranger Things star David Harbour has revealed he hated the dog that belonged to Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) so much that he requested it be killed off

Axed: The dog, named Chester on the show, appeared in just a handful of episodes in season 1 of the hit Netflix show and it's subsequent disappearance was never explained

Harbour, who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper, told Hot Ones host Sean Evans: 'I hated that f****** dog so bad.'

He explained: 'Take after take it would wander off or do something.

'And then I remember the trainer on the sidelines going, 'Come on! We got to make our money!''

He revealed: 'Yeah, I walked up to them, and I was like, 'You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season.''

YouTube confession: Harbour, who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper, told Hot Ones host Sean Evans recently: 'I hated that f****** dog so bad.... Take after take it would wander off or do something'

Death sentence: The actor, 46, said he approached the show's creators Matt and Ross Duffer and told them:  'You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season

Banished to another world: 'We never talk about it the whole rest of the show,' he said. 'We should find it in the Upside Down in one of these future seasons'

The dog has not been seen on the series since and no explanation was given for its disappearance from the Byers family. 

'We never talk about it the whole rest of the show,' he said. 'We should find it in the Upside Down in one of these future seasons.'

Season 4 of the Duffer brothers blockbuster is currently filming in Georgia.

At the end of the third season it was revealed that Harbour's character is imprisoned in a Russian gulag while Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder, has left Hawkins, Indiana, with her family taking Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, with them.

Tease: Season 4 of Stranger Things is currently filming and Harbour shared with Entertainment Tonight this week that a plot twist five years in the making will be part of the new season

In an interview this week, Harbour hinted that a plot twist five years in the making will be part of the new season. 

'There's one thing in it that plays very big in this season that I've known since the first frame of the first season,' he told Entertainment Tonight.

 'Me and the Duffers would sit around and speculate, 'Oh, wouldn't this be cool?' the minute we started shooting. We never thought we'd even get a second season, and then we get to do it in this season,' he said.

Harbour explained: 'It's so satisfying to have had an idea five years prior, and to go like, 'Oh, this is a season when we're gonna let out this secret that we were using just as a subtle thing to inform something.' We're gonna lay it out finally, and it's really cool.'

Netflix has revealed that Stranger Things fans are going to have to wait until next year for the final season of the show, although the streaming service has yet to announce the 2022 premiere date.

Not coming soon: Netflix has revealed Stranger Things fans are going to have to wait until next year for the final season of the show, although it has yet to announce the 2022 premiere date

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Is Stranger Things season 4 coming in 2021?

Netflix Life 15 July, 2021 - 03:47pm

Stranger Things season 4 is the season of a Netflix show that everyone is waiting to see. And, that’s for a few reasons.

Stranger Things is Netflix’s biggest and most popular show. On the five-year anniversary of the premiere, Netflix announced almost 200 million households have seen Stranger Things. We know the number of individual viewers around the world in much higher than that.

Stranger Things season 3 premiered on Netflix in 2021, so one would assume that Stranger Things season 4 would be released on Netflix in 2021. But, that is very much in jeopardy now after the production on the new season of the Netflix original series was delayed for months.

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but it really doesn’t look like Stranger Things season 4 is coming out in 2021.

Originally, Stranger Things season 4 was expected to be released in early 2021. Production got off to a great start in 2020, and through the first few months of the year, things were going well. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production for at least six months, and possibly longer than that. It’s hard to tell when the majority of the cast returned to production.

But, basically, the season looks like it will be delayed by a full year at this point. We’ve heard from a number of Stranger Things season 4 cast members that production would likely wrap in August 2021, including Sherman Augustus and David Harbour.

If production ends this summer, there just doesn’t appear to be enough time to get the season edited, promoted, and released by the end of this year. You’d think that we’d be seeing tons of stuff about Stranger Things promotions by now if that was going to be the case, and we just haven’t seen much of anything yet.

Netflix also just announced The Witcher season 2 is coming to Netflix on December 17, 2021. I would find it very hard to believe that Netflix is going to release Stranger Things and The Witcher in the same month. Those are two of the biggest shows on Netflix, if not the top two.

On top of that, Finn Wolfhard said that season 4 was coming to Netflix in 2022 on a Fanmio.

None of that is pointing to a late 2021 release date. It’s looking much more likely that Stranger Things season 4 will be released in early 2022. Generally, there are about six to eight months between the last day of production and the release date of a show like Stranger Things. 

If production ends in August, we could expect to see Stranger Things season 4 on Netflix as early as February or March 2022. 

That’s our prediction right now! Sorry to break the bad news to all those hoping to see the season this year. It could happen, but we don’t think so!

Stay tuned for more Stranger Things season 4 release date news. If production wraps soon, we should start to see a lot more buzz about a possible release date.

It also looks like David Harbour just confirmed Stranger Things season 5! There’s some good news for you!

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