Netflix has officially confirmed that Stranger Things season 4 is happening, and released a teaser that hints at new locations outside of Hawkins. The deal reportedly involves a multi-year contract to create original films and television programming, including a fourth season of Stranger Things. While specifics have not been officially disclosed, reports indicate it is a nine-figure deal for the Duffers.
As such, it comes as no surprise to learn that Netflix has now officially picked up Stranger Things for a fourth season. The announcement was made in honor of a new multi-year deal that the Duffers have closed to develop original content for Netflix, beginning with Stranger Things 4. You can read the Duffers’ statement below, then check out the season 4 teaser video.
“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show – and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together – beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”
The announcement comes just hours after a cryptic teaser posted on Stranger Things‘ official social media account, hinting that the supernatural horror series would be returning for a fourth season, though a premiere date has yet to be announced.
A reported 40.7 million households have streamed Season 3 of Stranger Things since its premiere this past July, with the acclaimed series earning 18 Emmy Award nominations and winning five for its first two seasons, in addition to lucrative merchandising and licensing deals.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke. All three seasons are currently available for streaming on Netflix.