‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Gets A Teaser Trailer… Eleven, Are You Listening?

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06 May 21

Netflix has released an ominous little teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4, which hints at the return of one sinister character, and more trouble for Eleven…

A love letter to the ‘80s classic genre films that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is a thrilling drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy vanishes into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are pulled into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world to a powerful yet sinister realm.

To remind you where we left things last season, the ‘The Battle of Starcourt’ saw the gang take down the Mind Flayer, but apparently lose Hopper (David Harbour) in the process. Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and a (now powerless) Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) are moving out of Hawkins, and say a tearful goodbye to Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer). Meanwhile, in the snowy Russian wasteland of Kamchatka, they have a captive Demogorgon… and an “American”… who is a very much alive Hopper!

The teaser above seems to hint at the return of Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin Brenner, the man who ran the Hawkins National Laboratory where he performed experiments on children with psychokinetic abilities. We see Brenner enter a room where he tells a group of children he has something “very special” planned for them… Not ominous at all! The camera then pans around to a room marked “11” on the door, followed by a close up of Eleven’s eyes as the voice asks “Eleven, Are You Listening?”… It’s unclear if this is a flashback or in the present, or maybe Eleven has gained some sort of time travelling ability! It is ‘Stranger Things’ after all!

In addition to Modine and the series regulars, there are a host of new faces joining the show this season. They include Jamie Campbell Bower (‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’, ‘Sweeney Todd’) as Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter finally take a stand?; Eduardo Franco (‘Booksmart’, ‘The Binge’) playing Argyle, Jonathan’s new best friend, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza; And Joseph Quinn (‘Catherine the Great’, ‘Howards End’) portraying Eddie Munson, an audacious 80’s metalhead who runs The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High’s official D&D club. Hated by those who don’t understand him – and beloved by those who do – Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicentre of this season’s mystery.

In addition to those three, they have added five recurring roles too. These include Sherman Augustus (‘Into the Badlands’, ‘Westworld’) as Lt. Colonel Sullivan. An intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all; Mason Dye (‘Bosch’, ‘The Goldbergs’) playing Jason Carver. Jason seemingly has it all – he’s handsome, he’s rich, he’s a sports star, and he’s dating the most popular girl in school. But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason’s perfect world begins to unravel; Nikola Djuricko (‘Genius’, ‘In The Land of Blood and Honey’) portraying Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter; The legendary Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, ‘V’ Television Series) as Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s; And lastly, Tom Wlaschiha (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Jack Ryan’) playing Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper. Dmitri is smart, cunning, and charming… but can he be trusted?

We don’t yet know exactly when ‘Stranger Things‘ Season 4 will premiere, other than at some point in 2021, but you can add it to your Netflix watch list here.