The Duffer Brothers Have Broad Ideas For What Happens In Stranger Things 4

Now that you’re done binging ‘Stranger Things 3’, you’re probably wondering what comes next on Netflix’s sci-fi phenomenon.  You will be glad to hear that the show’s creators the Duffer Brothers have general ideas for the next installment, or as they call them “broad strokes.”  One thing is for certain, Season 4 will “feel” very different from 3.

Ross Duffer described their storytelling formula and how it will apply to next season:

“We don’t want to write ourselves in a corner so we try to have these early discussions with the writers just to make sure that we’re setting ourselves up to go in the right direction.  We don’t know a lot, but we do know a lot of the big broad strokes. At the end of season two, we knew about Billy. We knew that the Russians were going to come in. We didn’t know the mall and stuff, but again, we know these big broad strokes. That’s sort of where we are in season four. We have the big broad strokes. It’s just now about filling in those lines in the details. We’re pretty excited about where it’s potentially going to go. Again, like we said, it’s going to feel very different than this season. But I think that’s the right thing to do and I think it’ll be exciting.”

While most of the action in the three existing seasons has taken place in fictional Hawkins, Indiana, there have been excursions beyond its borders, such as when Eleven journeyed to Chicago to meet her “sister” Eight/Kali, or the various trips to visit conspiracy theorist Murray Bauman, who lives in Sesser, IL.  And of course, Season 3 climaxed with a peek at the goings-on in Siberia, Russia.


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Matt Duffer said:

“I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins.”

Ross added:

“Assuming there’s a season 4, obviously the question of who that American is in that cell and then also what they’re doing with the Demogorgon, is a tease.  That’s obviously going to play a huge role in a potential season four.”

Finally, executive producer and director Shawn Levy concluded:

“Certainly Season Three ends with several plot strands that are separate from each other.  And should there be a season 4, I think we’ll see them all explored.”

Unfortunately, the creators didn’t indicate when Season 4 would begin production, much less arrive to be streamed.

What would you like to see in Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’?


Source: Entertainment Weekly