Heading back to the Upside Down! Stranger Things immediately became a fan-favorite Netflix series following its premiere in July 2016. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic delayed the show’s highly anticipated fourth season, fans are still on the edge of their seats waiting to see what comes next.

Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Winona Ryder, among others, Stranger Things is set to take fans back to Hawkins, Indiana for more episodes. Although most of the plot points have been kept under wraps thus far, some of the stars have teased what’s to come.

“It’s an incredible season,” Sadie, who plays Max, told MTV in July 2021. “And the scale of it is just so massive this year. I think people are really going to enjoy it.”

Months before the season 4 release date was announced, Joe told Entertainment Tonight in August 2021 that “we are getting close.” The actor, who plays Steve Harrington, said, “We are still going but we are getting there. I think it is going to be worth the wait. When you get to read the scripts and see what’s kind of in store for you, it’s, you know, I’ll never have another experience like it. It’ll be sad when it’s over.”

The cast and crew initially returned to set for season 4 in October 2020. At the time, both Just Jared Jr and the Daily Mail obtained photos of the stars filming some scenes in Atlanta, Georgia. Months later, Maya Hawke promised fans that there’s much more to come from her character — Robin Buckley — in the upcoming episodes!

“The Duffer brothers [Matt and Ross Duffer, the show’s creators] are just really free and really smart,” the actress told Entertainment Tonight in May 2021. “They’re not allowing themselves to get stuck. They keep changing. They keep growing. They keep investing and building the characters. It’s an honor to be a part of it, and work with them, and watch them build these people, especially Robin. … They really dig into her this season and I’m really, really grateful.”

Emotions ran high during the third season finale, in which Eleven and her friends defeated the Mind Flayer. Hopper was forced to sacrifice himself while infiltrating the Russian base. At the time, it looked like he had died, it was later revealed that he’s alive.

From the release date to the plot to which of the OG stars will be returning to the Netflix series, scroll through our gallery to find out all the details about Stranger Things season 4.

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