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Stranger Things 4: The Duffer Brothers tease a ‘major new threat’ for Eleven and gang this season

The new season features Winona Ryder, Brett Gelman, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Eduardo Franco, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery and Maya Hawke.

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Last Updated: 09.07 AM, Apr 13, 2022

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Stranger Things 4: The Duffer Brothers tease a ‘major new threat’ for Eleven and gang this season

Stranger Things 4 promises to be its spookiest season yet, if the recently released trailer is anything to go by. The show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, recently opened up about some of the aspects of the show’s new trailer and what it could mean for the Hawkins gang.

In conversation with IGN, the makers revealed that the ominous voice heard at the beginning of the trailer belonged to a ‘big new baddie’, a major new threat for our heroes. The Duffers said that they wanted to introduce their own versions of a classic memorable villain, along the lines of Freddy Krueger or Pennywise, who were all terrifying supernatural villains. The creators had been thinking of introducing such a character to the show since season 2.

The brothers talked of how a lot of the characters this season would have to deal with their traumas, and they wanted to address that rather than brushing them off. They talked of how they wanted the tragic events that happened last season, like Hopper being taken away and Billy’s death, to really ‘resonate’ in season 4 as well. The new season would also shine a spotlight on Max, played by Sadie Sink, who has to come to terms with the loss of her step brother.

The whole town of Hawkins too will be seen reeling from the events of the last season, and the brothers tease that ‘not everyone will survive’. The townspeople will start to become more and more unnerved with the happenings in the town this season as well, added the Duffers.

Winona Ryder, Brett Gelman, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Eduardo Franco, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer and Gaten Matarazzo who will reprise their roles from previous seasons.

The first volume of Stranger Things 4 will be released on May 27 on Netflix. The second volume will be dropped on the platform on July 1.

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