Stranger Things season 4: trailer, release date, and everything else you need to know

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Ready to head back to the Upside Down? A Stranger Things season 4 trailer has been released, and fans can't wait to get reacquainted with the beloved Netflix series. 

Season 3 took place a lifetime ago—all the way back in 2019—and we have so many questions about Eleven, the rest of the gang and of course, Mind Flayer. There is so much to uncover and we're incredibly impatient to see where the story goes next. 

Thankfully, Stranger Things season 4 is happening, and the wait is dwindling. As of mid-September 2021, the show has finished filming...and we're getting a little treat, according to actor Noah Schnapp, the actor who plays Will Byers in the series. 

"We've been filming forever! And we're finally done. They're putting together another teaser," he said in an interview, according to Digital Spy

To prepare, feast your eyes on all of the supernatural, 1980s fun in the (first) season teaser below and read up on what we can expect from the upcoming episodes. (Hint: it's some good stuff!) 

Stranger Things season 4 trailer

This certainly puts the "tease" in "teaser." We're not treated to much—just a short montage of clips, but the drama-filled presentation has us completely ready to indulge. 

Once the rumored second trailer is available, you supernatural fans will be the first to know about it. (Fingers crossed it is coming sooner rather than later!)

After the trailer dropped, viewers' comments began to swirl with their predictions: "I feel like Will and Mike will play a big role in the upcoming season, especially Will," one YouTube subscriber wrote.

"I can’t wait to see more of Steve’s and Dustin’s friendship," another wrote. 

Another thing that did not go unnoticed? The quality. 

"Alright is it just me or is the cinematography of this show getting better and better?" one commenter asked. 

We're certainly in agreement with you there! 

Even producer Shawn Levy has acknowledged that the series has upped the ante for season 4. 

"Part of what's taking time is long before COVID and the pandemic existed, season four was built to be by far the most ambitious, cinematic, sprawling and epic season that we've ever done," he revealed to The Hollywood Reporter

When is Stranger Things Season 4 coming out?

Although filming has wrapped up, we're still not entirely sure when season 4 will hit Netflix, but we're told it will be some time in 2022 (preferably January 1, 2022 because we can only be so patient). Fingers crossed that the forthcoming second teaser trailer will provide some insight about a release date. 

Who's returning to the cast of Stranger Things season 4?

According to Gizmodo, plenty of the Upside Down's familiar faces will be back for season 4. Fans will also be thrilled to know that Priah Ferguson is stepping into a larger role as Erica, Lucas Sinclair's sister, so expect to see more of her in 2022!

The cast list for the new season is as follows: 

  • Winona Ryder
  • David Harbour
  • Millie Bobby Brown
  • Gaten Matarazzo
  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Noah Schnapp
  • Finn Wolfhard
  • Natalia Dyer
  • Charlie Heaton
  • Joe Keery
  • Sadie Sink
  • Maya Hawke
  • Priah Ferguson

Who will join the Stranger Things season 4 cast?

Gizmodo also provided details on newbies who will be joining the ranks of the sci-fi sensation. Here's who we can expect to make an appearance next year: 

  • Robert Englund
  • Campbell Bower
  • Eduardo Franco
  • Joseph Quinn
  • Amybeth McNulty
  • Myles Truitt
  • Regina Ting Chen
  • Grace Van Dien

Now that we're relieved to know a new season is in fact coming, we have MANY questions about season 3. The cliffhangers need to be addressed, as we've been waiting very patiently. *Warning: spoilers ahead!*

Now that we can confirm that Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is alive, what will this mean for what's to come? Is Hawkins Laboratory fully running?

What's in store for Will? Actor Noah Schnapp gave The Hollywood Reporter a bit of a tease, suggesting that something new is possibly underway for his character.

“I might have a separate storyline and we might be filming somewhere else,” Schnapp told the publication. “It would be exciting to see Will explore a big city and go through that. I think it would be cool to see.”

Perhaps, most importantly, what the heck is Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown) talking about in the trailer? We hear her whisper, "It's almost here," so we're slightly concerned that something is about to go awry. 

Is Stranger Things season 4 the last season?

There's no need to panic, folks. There is an ending in place for Stranger Things, but season 4 is not it. Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief. The heavyweights revealed the good news to The Hollywood Reporter and Collider

"There is a plan and that too will be shared not quite as soon as a sense of when season 4 is coming out but soon enough," Levy told Collider when asked about the fifth season potentially being the final hoorah. "I can say this. No one is making it up as we go along and there is an end game."

We certainly appreciate a plan that keeps our beloved '80s sensation going!

What to watch in the meantime

While we're still quite a distance away from revisiting the Upside Down, there is still plenty to keep us entertained, intrigued and spooked. The scariest movies on Netflix will certainly provide thrills and chills, all while getting you in the mood for Halloween.

We'll see you soon, Eleven and friends!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.