The writer of Stranger Things 4 revealed a clever first look at the new season of the Netflix series. Sort of. The writer shared to social media a photograph of the complete script standing in a pile. They shared the photo and called it the "complete season" of Stranger Things 4. Despite it being more or less a joker, Stranger Things fans are eager for any hint, clue, or tease about the next season, and will take what they can get. If nothing else can be gleaned from the photo, it's that progress on the new series has continued during the coronavirus pandemic and hopefully, the series can safely enter production sooner rather than later.
"Work is on pause. We were in the middle of filming [Season] 4 and then they said, 'Nope!' They said two-week break, and we've been gone for three months."
So far teasers for Stranger Things 4 have teased some big twists - such as the reveal that David Harbour's Hopper is indeed alive, being held as a prisoner over in Russia. Harbour has already teased that season 4 will indeed bring some big payoffs to long-brimming Stranger Things mysteries:
"There are these three things that we've established in the season that if we don't pay off, it means that they're bad writers," Harbour told Liverpool Comic Con. "And the Duffer brothers are very good writers. So I know specifically that in Season 4 we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper's backstory."
In addition to the big twists, the cast of Stranger Things 4 has been teasing that the fourth chapter will be the scariest yet as the show's subject matter gets mature alongside its aging cast:
"Oh man, it's pretty amazing – the Duffer brothers have really done it again," Stranger Things star Joe Keery told Total Film. "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."
Indeed, the freakiest thing about Stranger Things 4 may be the fact that the cast is finally hitting adult age. Season 3 was wild enough watching the young cast hit the strides of maturation - season 4 could look like an entirely different show...
Stranger Things 4 is still in production.