Expected on May 27 on Netflix, season 4 of Stranger Things is gradually being revealed. The young actors of the cast dropped some info during the preview of the series in New York.
1. Season 4 Photocall
Maya Hawke, Winona Ryder, Cara Buono, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Sadie Sink, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, David Harbour, Priah Ferguson and Charlie Heaton at Netflix Studios in New York City on May 14, 2022.
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After three years of absence, Stranger Things made its big comeback last Saturday in New York, with cast members revealing the first details of the fourth season at a world premiere in Brooklyn, New York.
“It’s a great relief“, said Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) at HollywoodReporter, happy to present the new season. “It’s been three years since we released our last season. Working on it has been a long process, but we are so happy to finally see the end of this season. It felt like an endless season, it wouldn’t end, but we’re finally here.“
Season four will pick up where season three left off. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) lost his powers and left Hawkins with the Byers family in hopes of returning to some normalcy in California.
“You will see him outside of this supernatural environment in which we are used to seeing him struggle and fight“, said Noah Schnapp about his character, Will Byers. “It’s just the normal hardships of high school life, and it’s really nice to see that side of him.“
And even if Will lives in a new city, don’t expect a change of look: “You’re still going to get the bowl cut and you better enjoy it because it’s not going away.“, he added in a joking tone.
Serious change also for Jim Hopper (David Harbor) who was taken prisoner by the Russians, as the actor confirmed: “He is in really bad shape. He’s in a brutal environment both externally and internally, and in a weird way.“
David Harbor took the opportunity to joke about his affinity for characters ending up in Russian prisons, referencing his character’s similar trajectory in Black Widow.
“Yeah, I had a cute little Marvel character called Alexei Shostakov or Red Guardian, but he’s a very different person. The prison is the same, but on one side we have the Russian super-soldier who is locked up, and on the other you have someone who is literally known as the American in the prison.
It’s the cowboy, it’s the stereotype of this American of the films of the 80s that we want to see defeating the Russians. They are very different characters, but yes, they are both in a Russian prison. I apologize for the terrible choices of these casting directors!“
All (much) bigger
Season 4 therefore sees the characters enter high school while in real life most of the actors enter adulthood, having started the series at the age of 12-13.
“You never really see the time when you work with adults and then you see those kids“, David Harbor said, “you actually see them grow into adults and it’s both terrifying and beautiful. I think Hopper’s letter says it pretty well, it says ‘I love you and I don’t want you to change’, that’s the nature of life: sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad and I saw everything with these children.“
Speaking of growing up on the set of Stranger Things, Sadie Sink (Max) said: “I don’t know what we’d do without each other, just because it’s such a strange situation we’re in – an incredible situation but it’s different from what other teenagers go through. So, getting together and being together throughout this crazy adventure is very special and essential.“
See you on May 27 on Netflix for season 4 of Stranger Things.