Much like the show itself, details surrounding updates on Netflix series Stranger Things are often shrouded in mystery.
We do know, however, that fans will have much to look forward to with the news that Season 4 isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of the science fiction horror series.
Creators Matt and Ross Duffer shared in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the show, which stars Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder and David Harbour, will indeed continue past the current fourth season which began shooting this year but was forced to shut down in March amid the pandemic.
“Season 4 won’t be the end,” Ross confirmed in the interview. “We know what the end is, and we know when it is.”
He added that having extra downtime during quarantine has given the pair time to reflect on where they’d like to take the upcoming seasons of Stranger Things.
“We’ve had a lot more time to work on the scripts,” Matt shared. “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.”
“[The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show,” he elaborated. “Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story.”
The cast and crew had been shooting Season f4 for only a few weeks before production was halted, with Ross adding that while “everyone’s excited to get back to work,” there are still too many unknowns for there to be an official start date.
“The priority is the safety of the cast and crew, and that will dictate when we go back,” he said.
At the conclusion of Stranger Things Season 3, viewers saw the kids of Hawkins, Indiana, spending the summer of 1985 fighting off the supernatural, while Joyce Byers (Ryder) and her kids planned to move out of town and Sheriff Hopper (Harbour) was trapped in a Russian prison camp.