Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have teased more exciting new guest stars while providing an update on the upcoming fourth season of the smash-hit Netflix series.
Filming for three weeks of Stranger Things 4 had been completed when the series was forced to shut down production due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While the global health crisis has caused things to go on pause, the creators behind the series have wasted no time, using the unexpected break from filming to complete the scripts for all nine episodes of the fourth season.
“We did three weeks of shooting when we shut down, pretty much along with the entire industry,” Matt Duffer told Deadline.
Stranger Things 3 saw a dramatic shift in tone, incorporating much more comedy into the sci-fi horror series along with a much more colorful look for the summer set season and it seems Stranger Things 4 will continue to build on this as the series continues to expand further.
“Every time we go to a new season, we want it to have a different feel and a different tone,” Ross Duffer told the trade.
In addition, Matt also teased to expect more exciting guest stars in the next season. On top of casting Winona Ryder in a lead role, the show’s creators have been able to land some of their favorite actors from the 80s in both Stranger Things 2 and 3 such as Paul Reiser, Sean Astin, and Cary Elwes.
“We have some cool [guest stars]. A couple of cool ones this year,” Matt said. “It’s a really fun way to get to meet one of your icons, you know? Write a part for them and see if they want to do it… these are actors we grew up watching so it’s amazing and surreal.”
Plot details for Stranger Things 4 remain under wraps, however, the first teaser revealed the return of David Harbour’s Chief Hopper, who was presumed dead after the events of the third season. Harbour has since teased a huge reveal for his character’s backstory in the new season.
Here is the official synopsis for the third season of Stranger Things:
“It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.”
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Cara Buono.
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