Stranger Things season 4 has certainly been a long time coming, and despite setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is set to be the “most ambitious” chapter yet.
Following a first look at the next season of the Netflix series last week, executive producer Shawn Levy has teased that it will be “worth the wait” following the delays.
“I’ll just say that we are long-delayed, and the Duffers and I want to share season four with the world as badly as the world wants it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.
“By not just a little – by a lot. So the complexity of season four, even before we had the obstacles, hurdles and challenges of a pandemic, is taking a lot of time because it is super worth the wait.”
Netflix is yet to confirm an exact release date for season 4, though the recent teaser did reveal that it will return in 2022.
While the storylines so far remain under wraps, it seems there are some beyond the core cast and crew that know what happens – namely star Joe Keery’s close friends and family.
The Steve Harrington actor recently admitted to Digital Spy that he has let slip some spoilers, explaining: “I’ve talked to maybe certain people in my life about how things unfold, but people I trust, people I know won’t spill the beans and get me in trouble.”
Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are now streaming on Netflix.