August 10, 2021
After much speculation and anticipation, Netflix’s popular series “Stranger Things” is set to return for a fourth season in 2022 — about three years after the launch of season three.
Launched in 2016, the science-fiction horror drama television series set in the 1980s fictional town of Hawkins, Ind., followed the disappearance of a young boy (Will Byers), and the terrifying supernatural forces his mother (Winona Ryder), a police chief (David Harbour) and the boys’ friends confront trying to find him.
The show has received 30 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for outstanding drama series, and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series; two MTV Movie & TV Awards for show of the year; and an AFI award for TV program of the year.
“Stranger Things” has continually ranked among Netflix’s most-watched shows, with the fourth-season YouTube trailer, featuring a mash-up of prior season scenes and hints about the fourth, attracting more than 1 million views. Series creators the Duffer Brothers have long contended the series’ storyline would last about four or five seasons.