Stranger Things: Here's Everything We Know About Season 4 (So Far)

In an alternate universe free of COVID-19, Stranger Things‘ fourth season would have come and gone and fans would already be champing at the bit for Season 5. But here in the real world, the pandemic grounded production on the Netflix phenom’s latest season to a halt last winter, significantly postponing the arrival of new episodes.

The good news: Shooting on Season 4 resumed in fall 2020 in Georgia, and while there had been every reason to believe we’d be revisiting Hawkins before the year is out, Netflix announced in November 2021 (on Stranger Things Day) that what is now the streamer’s sixth-most popular series will in fact return with new episodes in… Summer 2022 — meaning, possibly a full three years following Season 3’s release.

Scroll down to find out everything we know about the supernatural thriller’s upcoming fourth season, including the arrival of several new characters, then drop a comment with your hopes for Season 4 below.