It appears we won’t be leaving Hawkins, Indiana quite yet as Stranger Things has some more life in it.
Stranger Things 4 was in production when it had to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is still unclear when it will resume production, and even more unclear when it will be released. Beyond that, however, the series creators are already thinking about what the future holds.
Despite what Matt Duffer has said in the past, Ross Duffer has made it clear the fourth season won’t be the end. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Ross said, “Season four won’t be the end. We know what the end is, and we know when it is. [The delay] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story.”
Matt Duffer did say that the pandemic has also allowed the brothers to refind the scripts a bit more than they usually get to. “We’ve had a lot more time to work on the scripts,” said Matt. “For the first time, we have all the scripts written and we’re able to look at it as a whole piece and make adjustments.”
Considering the length of Stranger Things seasons, it’s surprising this is the first time they’ve had all the scripts completed before filming starts in earnest. It will be interesting to see what impact that has on how the season plays out if any.