If there’s a new season Netflix show that everyone is waiting for, it’s Stranger Things season 4.
We’ve been waiting for Stranger Things season 4 since Stranger Things season 3 premiered on Netflix on July 4, 2019. Unfortunately, we still haven’t seen the new season of the hit Netflix original series.
And even more unfortunately, it’s not even a surprise that we’ve had to wait this long. As soon as production was delayed because of the pandemic in March 2020, it quickly became clear to those paying attention that the season wouldn’t be just a month or two delayed.
Stranger Things season 4 release date
Netflix has not announced the Stranger Things season 4 release date yet. But, there are a few positive signs that Stranger Things season 4 is coming to Netflix in 2021.
Multiple outlets have reported that Stranger Things season 4 is expected to be released in 2021, including Variety, TV Line, and more. That’s a good sign.
A while back, new cast member Sherman Augustus replied to a comment on Instagram and said he was “pretty sure” the season would be released in 2021.
There have also been a lot of rumors getting traction about a fourth and fifth season filming at the same time. If Stranger Things season 4 and season 5 are filming together, that could be the reason why Augustus mentioned they’re filming until August.
But, I have some serious doubts about that for a number of reasons, especially after hearing some cast members talk about how season 4 production is going. Recently, Caleb McLaughlin told Teen Vogue that things were being filmed out of order because of how many cast members and extras were allowed in certain scenes.
Here’s McLaughlin’s full quote from Teen Vogue:
“Everything is backwards because of Covid. If there is a scene with extras, we can’t film with everyone right now. We have to only film scenes where there are fewer people, so we have to start from a later episode. We won’t start at episode one, we will start at episode five,” Caleb says. “It’s very weird—there is so much going on in the world right now.”
Stranger Things is a show that utilizes a big cast with lots of characters on-screen or at least in the same scene at the same time. It’s possible they are waiting until things are safer before they start getting everyone in the same place. That’s just speculation, though.
The other interesting thing is what Gaten Matarazzo said recently. In an interview with Collider, Matarazzo said they don’t even know what days they’ll be filming or wrapping production because it’s such a fluid situation right now.
Here’s what Matarazzo told Collider:
“There’s very few dates that are reliable. It really is more of a guesstimation on when we’re gonna be filming next, when we’re gonna be wrapping up, when release is gonna be, all that jazz because we still don’t know on day-to-day if we’re gonna be filming next week. I should be filming like next month for a bigger chunk than I’ve had in a bit, but even though it’s coming up in about two weeks from now, I still don’t know an exact date. So because of that, there’s really no way to figure out when we’re gonna be wrapping.”
So, that’s not exactly good news for those keeping track at home! There have to be a few ballpark dates in mind, though, and if we’re lucky, those dates are some time this year.
Clearly, Stranger Things season 4 is not coming to Netflix anytime soon. That’s the bad news. At the earliest, Stranger Things season 4 will be added to Netflix in November or December. Production needs to wrap around sometime in June or July to feel confident about a release date in those months.
We’ll have a better idea of the Stranger Things season 4 release date as they get closer to wrapping production.
We’ll share the Stranger Things season 4 release date when we find out, along with any more relevant information.Next: Best Netflix shows coming in 2021