The Stranger Things writers have shared the first episode title for the upcoming fourth season.
Before each season of Stranger Things, Netflix usually releases video with all the episode titles which often contain pop culture references. The first title for Stranger Things 4 comes in a form of a script photo. The photo shared on the Stranger Things writers’ Twitter account says says, “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club.” The upcoming Stranger Things season is confirmed to have eight episodes total. You can check out the tweet for yourself below.
So, does the title suggest that a new group of villains will be introduced, and they’re given the name of a group of comic book baddies by the group of kids? The Demogorgon and Mind Flayer both received their names because the group of boys tended to relate the mysterious goings-on in Hawkins to Dungeons & Dragons, after all, and D&D wasn’t quite as much of a thing on the show by the end of Season 3.
Or could this be a name the kids give themselves as a unit, if they’re past the days of referring to themselves as “the party” like in the earlier seasons? The party was broken up with the departure Will and Eleven. At this point, maybe it’s even a sign that Eleven could get a Dark Phoenix-esque arc in Season 4.
Who do you think the Hellfire Club refers to? What is your favorite season of Stranger Things? Sound off in the comments below!