“Stranger Things 4” Will Feature the Hawkins Gang Facing a New Threat 

Stranger Things Season 4

Two years after its cancellation, Netflix’s most popular series is now back in production. Netflix released the trailer for Stranger Things 4th Season in April.

After the “Battle of Starcourt”, the show returns. The Hawkins gang fled in different directions after they faced the Mind Flayer’s minions. Millie Bobby Brown, the powerless Eleven, is currently living with the Byers in California and trying to integrate into the high school. The rest of the gang still lives in Hawkins, Indiana.

The gang is spread across the east and west coasts of the United States. However, Hopper (David Harbour), is discovered to be in Russia working in a remote prison. It was revealed that Harbour would be returning to the show after he died in season 3. Harbour spoke at Liverpool Comic-Con 2020 about Hopper’s role during season 4, his reason for survival, and an unanswered part of his backstory.

“It’s his favorite thing that you guys don’t know about him, but it has to with these backstories of New York and Vietnam, as well as dad.”

Stranger Things Season 4

In an interview with IGN, series creator/writer/director duo Matt and Ross Duffer stated that Max’s character, played by Sadie Sink, will be taking on a bigger role this upcoming season.

Matt Duffer stated, “We open the season together with her struggling to cope with Max’s grief and her trying to navigate it.”

Max (Dacre Montgomery) is seen mourning her brother Billy in the trailer. He died during the final battle against Mind Flayer. Max can be seen levitating alongside other Hawkins gang members later in the trailer. This small moment sparks many big questions.

This trailer teases Vecna, the season’s villain. Vecna is next in a long line of Stranger Things villains who come from “Dungeons & Dragons.” Vecna, if he is any like his tabletop counterpart will be an undead wizard that gathers followers to help them attain power and godhood. While he looks similar to the Stranger Things villains, he is more humanoid than Pinhead in “Hellraiser”.

Stranger Things 4 will come as a two-parter. Part 1 will be available on Netflix on May 27, 2022. The second half will follow on July 1, 2022.