Another successful Stranger Things' season has come to an end.
Season three was received overwhelmingly well in comparison to the second season that was released in 2017, leaving fans thirsty for a season four!
Speaking about the fourth season, although not confirmed yet by Netflix, show-runners Matt and Ross Duffer told Entertainment Weekly that the show would be following Joyce Byers [Winona Ryder] and company outside of Hawkins.
“[Season four is] going to open up a little bit...not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plot-lines into areas outside of Hawkins."
One intriguing point they've mentioned a few times is that season four could be the show's last, with Matt Duffer telling Vulture:
“We just have to keep adjusting the story – though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”
Who can we expect to return? Well expect all of the below cast members/characters to return in season four:
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
Finn Wolfhard as Mike
Winona Ryder as Joyce
Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin
Noah Schnapp as Will
Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas
Sadie Sink as Max
Joe Keery as Steve
Natalia Dyer as Nancy
Charlie Heaton as Jonathan
Maya Hawke as Robin
Priah Ferguson as Erica
Cara Buono as Karen
Brett Gelman as Murray
Note the absence of Dacre Montgomery, whose character Billy died in the third season. Also missing from the above list is David Harbour, whose Chief Jim Hooper perished in the season three finale – or did he?
Then there is unconfirmed, Brett Gelman – who looks set to return as Hopper’s conspiracy theorist pal Murray Bauman for new episodes.
Netflix has yet to officially announce a fourth season, though producer Shawn Levy has confirmed that work on new episodes is underway. We will be sure to keep all of you CritiX up to speed as more develops!