Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer has hinted the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix programme might be its best, due to production being delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The star, who plays Nancy Wheeler in the popular sci-fi series, has shared her thoughts on the next season and what we can expect and, according to the actress, the added downtime might be a blessing.

Stranger Things was a few weeks into production before it was halted when the world went into lockdown and the TV industry was essentially closed.

However as the rest of us worked on our baking skills, the writers, alongside showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer, finished the show’s scripts (which, in the past, were usually completed as the show was filming).

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Natalia explained: ‘Normally, we get the first few scripts, and then they have to keep writing due to the schedule of it. And it takes a while to craft a script. So, normally, there’s a kind of “writing as we’re going,” but it seems they’ve had enough time.

‘I think it’s maybe been a blessing for the writers, in some way, because they had the time to just sit down, think and create.’

Natalia said she was just ‘finding the flow’ of her filming schedule when the plug was pulled and the set was closed.

She said: ‘At first, it was like, “Okay, we’re going to go on a two week hiatus,” and then, it was like, “Okay, we’re really going to go on a hiatus.” So, yeah, it’s kind of wild to think about because it’s something that you look forward to so much, and there’s so much preparation and excitement around it. And then, we start and stop. And now, it’s been quite a while.

‘But I’m very, very excited for when we do go back. I’m excited by the scripts. I’m excited for everything that this season is going to be. But yeah, it’s an interesting time to be in this industry, for sure.’

Despite the cogs only starting back up for TV shows to return to filming, the delay didn’t stop the show’s stars celebrating its fourth anniversary recently.

Eleven actress Millie Bobby Brown was among the starts to celebrate the milestone, with Will Byers star Noah Schnapp also looking back at his time on the show. Lucas Sinclair star Caleb McLaughlin and Mike Wheeler actor Finn Wolfhard also paid tribute to the beloved show.