According to a report from What’s on Netflix, Finn Wolfhard, who stars as Mike Wheeler in the Netflix original series, told fans on Fanmio that Stranger Things season 4 “should be out sometime next year.
Stranger Things Spoilers on Twitter was the first to share the news with fellow fans of the series.
This is obviously bad news for fans of the series, but it’s not that much of a surprise either. We’d been hoping that Stranger Things season 4 would be released at the tail end of 2021, as new Stranger Things cast member, Sherman Augustus, mentioned on Instagram. But, with how things are moving slowly still and after learning they can’t film everything yet because of the pandemic, it’s started to look like a 2022 release date was more likely.
Stranger Things season 4 release date in 2022
That’s the big question. We learned recently that production was likely going to last until August 2021 on Stranger Things season 4. There were rumors that production was taking so long because they were filming both seasons back to back, but those always seemed unlikely given what we know about the series.
If production on Stranger Things season 4 wraps in August, we’ll likely see the new season in the first few months of 2022. I’d guess in March or April. That looks like the timeline the show was taking for a 2021 release date, so it makes sense to just delay the full season by one year and just release it when they meant to one year later. I don’t know for sure if that’s the case, but it makes sense that’s what would happen.
The What’s on Netflix report mentioned a May 2022 release date. It’s definitely possible, but there’s probably enough time to get the season done before then. We’ll just have to wait and see, though.
Unfortunately, this pretty much rules out a 2021 release date for season 4. It doesn’t totally slam the door, but if one of the leads is saying this right now, with so much left to film and so much time left this year, it doesn’t look like the season will be ready in time for a 2021 release date. Obviously, Netflix has not commented, and we don’t expect them to anytime soon.
For now, all we can do is wait for the season 4 release date and cheer on the cast and crew from afar! We should all remember to be respectful about this news, too. It’s not the fault of the cast or crew that season 4 is taking so long. No one anticipated production being delayed so long because of a pandemic.
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