‘Stranger Things’ will officially return for a fourth season on Netflix as the creators behind the show ink a massive deal with the streaming giant…
Prepare to return to the Upside Down.
On Monday, ‘Stranger Things’ was officially renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.
The series, which is reportedly the most watched in the history of Netflix, debuted the third season this past summer on July 4 and it’s no surprise that ‘Stranger Things’ will return for a fourth season.
In the teaser released along with the renewal announcement, ‘Stranger Things 4’ added ‘we’re not in Hawkins anymore’.
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— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) September 30, 2019
The end of ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 shook things up dramatically after the Byers family decided to leave Hawkins behind with Eleven going to live with Joyce and Will in their new city after Hopper was allegedly killed while stopping the Russians from opening a breach to the Upside Down. The Byers family leaving Hawkins immediately made fans speculate that the show might be moving out of the sleepy little town in Indiana and now it’s confirmed that ‘Stranger Things’ will be exploring new places in season 4.
In addition to the renewal announcement, ‘Stranger Things’ creators Ross and Matt Duffer inked a massive overall deal with Netflix reportedly worth nine figures to develop new series and films for the streaming giant.
“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of the Upside Down.”
Netflix has been engaged in an arms race with other networks and streaming services to lock up high profile showrunners to create new series and movies exclusively for the streaming service. The Duffer brothers join Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rimes, who both inked huge deals to call Netflix home.
There’s no word yet when the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’ will debut. There was a large gap between season 2 released in October 2017 and then season 3, which was released in July.