After the end of the 3rd season of the Stranger Things, the sun-kissed installment of Netflix’s teen horror, it would not be surprising if the conclusion to the saga of The Upside Down and all the fun kids round to its end. But that is not the case. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the creator of the show The Duffer Brothers shared that the fourth season will not be the last season of the series.
The Stranger Thing is an American science fiction-horror television series, which is created by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix. The twins serve as showrunners and also are the executive producer with Dan Cohen and Shawn Levy. The series was released on 15th July 2016 on Netflix. The series is set in the fictional town of Hawkins and Indiana in the year 1980. In the cast are Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Cara Buono, and Dacre Montgomery. Stranger Things is one of the shows on Netflix that attracted many viewers towards it. The show is appreciated for its great storyline, characterization, writing, direction, performances of the actors, soundtrack, atmosphere, and pacing. The series has received many nominations and awards including four Golden Globe Award nominations, two Directors Guild of America Award nominations, 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (and won six of them), a British Academy Television Award, three Writer Guild of America, three Grammy Award nominations. It has won two American Film Institute Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding, three People’s Choice Awards, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
The Stranger Things was created by Ross and Matt Duffer, who is also known as the Duffer Brothers. The brothers had completed the production and writing of their film Hidden in 2015. However, due to some changes by the distributor’s Warner Bros., The film was not widely released, and the Duffer Brothers were unsure about their future. Then after watching their movie Hidden, the television producer Donald De Line approached the brothers to work on the episodes of Wayward Pines along with M. Night Shyamalan. The brothers got their lessons from Shyamalan during the whole production. After the series, they were ready to produce their TV series.
Then the Duffer Brothers prepared a script of 20 pages that is similar to the series’ actual plot, to get a financier for their script. The brothers contacted almost fifteen cable networks, but they all rejected the series in the first place. Because the story revolves around children, it would not get much audience attention. Dan Cohen, who the VP of 21 Laps Entertainment brought the script to his colleague Shawn Levy. Cohen then purchased all the rights and gave them full authorship of the series. The brothers began to write the screenplay and started casting with the executive producer Cohen and Levy. The brother conceived the idea of Stranger Things from the movie Prisoners in 2013. The story revolves around the father, whose daughter is kidnapped for over eight hours.
Ross Duffer explained that the fourth season would not be the end of the series. He said that they know when they need to end the show. This pandemic has given them enough time to think about the plot and take the show forward. And it also gave them an idea of how long they need to tell the story. Although due to the pandemic, the production is on hold and the team is ready with the screenplay. Ross shared that everyone is excited to get back to work, but the priority of the time is the safety of the cast and crew, and according to that, the production would start the shooting. Until then, we all left with the speculations about Stranger Things 4 and what the series will have for the audience.