What just happened? Netflix has just released the final trailer for the fourth season of Stranger Things (above). We know it’s the last one because the previous teasers were numbered 001/004, 002/004, 003/004 and this is 004/004. So we need to be close to launch, right?
According to my scientific calculations, I predict that Stranger Things 4 will be out in the spring of 2022. Okay, maybe not quite scientific. It’s just that aside from the premiere, which was released on July 15, 2016, but took place in November 1983, each season launched during the time of year the story was set.
The second season took place during Halloween 1984 and launched on October 27, 2017. Similarly, Stranger Things 3 fallen off on July 4, 2019 and was set in the summer of 1985. As we see in trailer 004/004, otherwise titled “Welcome to California”, the show takes place during the spring, presumably 1986. Although Netflix has officially given a vague window release of 2022, I’d say a fair guess would be a spring debut.
– Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 5, 2021
Actress who plays Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown, narrates the trailer framed as a letter to Mike (Finn Wolfhard). She tells him everything is going well for her as she settled into her life in California. However, the montage belies her words as she doesn’t fit in at all and is made fun of at school. The only thing she can’t wait to visit him during spring break.
“We’re going to have the best spring break ever,” he promises.
Well, as long as “best” means a spring break that involves guns, explosions, creepy dolls, secret government experiments in underground bunkers, and being chased by helicopters. It looks like an explosion.
Oh, by the way, you could mark November 6th on your calendar as a new holiday. Judging by a post on the Stranger Things Twitter feed (above), Netflix wants November 6 to be “Stranger Things Day”. November 6, 1983 was the day Will Byers disappeared into the Upside Down.