What will Season 4 be about?
The cast and crew of the Netflix show have already shared a bunch of exciting deets about the upcoming season! The directors of the show, Matt and Ross Duffer, even hinted that Eleven and company might be traveling all the way to Russia to save Hopper! They told Entertainment Weekly that season four is “going to open up a little bit… not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins”
Not to mention that Netflix dropped another teaser for the fourth season on September 30, 2019, which read “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”
Gaten had some pretty epic ideas for his character. He told the outlet, “It would be cool to see him have some kind of job. For so long, I’ve wanted to see him work at the Arcade — at the Palace Arcade with Keith — and have Keith be his boss. They have that rivalry and it’s hilarious and I want to work with Matty [Cardarople] more because he’s amazing.”
Joe explained to Total Film Magazine, “Oh man, it’s pretty amazing — the Duffer brothers have really done it again. I think that this year — and I know I say this every single year — but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years, because last year was pretty dark.”
Plus, get ready to learn some new stuff about Hopper!
“So I know specifically that in season four we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper’s backstory, which we haven’t really told you about,” David Harbour revealed. “I’m so excited about revealing this aspect of the character. It’s one of the things that I’ve known since the first frame of the first shot, and we haven’t expressed it yet. And finally we’re gonna express it in a big way. It’s my favorite thing about him that you guys don’t know about him yet, but it has to do with these backstories of New York, Vietnam, and dad. And I’m really excited for you guys to know more about that. And it relates, of course, to things he’s doing with Eleven and Joyce and things like that.”
He also told Deadline, “We know that Hopper is the American in that Russian prison. To me, what happens in this season … it’s very epic and very big in a Stranger Things way. There’s monsters, there’s horrors, there’s scares, there’s great Indiana Jones-type action. But also we get to see some of Hopper’s really deep backstory that we hinted at with the boxes in Season 2.”
“Each season we get to see a different side of him, and last season it was sort of wacky,” the actor continued. “I loved playing that, [but] now I think he’s painted in a bit of a darker palette, and he’s able to express these really deep things about him that we haven’t really known yet. It’s been hinted at, but we don’t really know.”
No matter what happens, Season 4 is definitely going to be epic!