The fourth season of Netflix’s 1980s nostalgia trip is high on the list of anticipated new series for the streaming service. As the wait for more Stranger Things content continues, one of the show’s biggest stars has hinted at a drastic new tone for the new episodes.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Stranger Things is among the vast list of shows that have had to put production on hold.
The Duffer Brothers’ gripping science fiction series last hit the streaming platform last summer, and fans are preparing for a lengthier wait than usual before the mystery continues.
As Eleven’s (played by Millie Bobby Brown) powers have depleted and Jim Hopper (David Harbour) finds himself imprisoned in a Russian labor camp, the stakes have never been higher for the town of Hawkins.
Stranger Things star Joe Keery, who portrays floppy-haired fan favourite Steve Harrington, recently teased the next instalment in an interview with TotalFilm Magazine (via Games Radar).
During the conversation, Joe confirmed the new season would feature a much darker tone compared to previous seasons.
The Stranger Things star said: “Oh man, it’s pretty amazing — the Duffer brothers have really done it again.
“I think that this year — and I know I say this every single year — but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years, because last year was pretty dark.”
Netflix’s sci-fi epic is already infamous for riffing off the works of horror aficionados John Carpenter and Stephen King, and season three added a healthy dose of HP Lovecraft with the introduction of the sinister Mind Flayer.
With the mall gone, Joe confirmed he will be abandoning his part-time job at the ice cream parlour Scoops Ahoy, which provided some much needed levity in the latest instalment.
Joe confirmed his iconic sailor uniform, which he wore alongside newcomer Robin (Maya Hawke) will sadly be retired in season four.
He continued: “I know that costume served its purpose and I’m glad to retire it. Do I have it at home for Halloween? I don’t, unfortunately. They won’t let me have that one. One day!”
In addition to Joe’s iconic Scoops Ahoy uniform, season three was renowned for its funky 80s summer fashion, which may be abandoned in favour of season four’s darker atmosphere.
Production of Stranger Things 4 was set to take place from January to August 2020, but was confirmed to have ceased as the coronavirus crisis increased back in March of this year.
In an IndieWire interview, producer Shawn Levy recently confirmed the cast and crew “went their separate ways to wherever they thought they should in terms of social distancing and sitting out.”
Even with the promise of a scarier new direction, Stranger Things season four will make a welcome return for Netflix subscribers when the coronavirus lockdown is finally lifted.
Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are available on Netflix.
Published at Mon, 04 May 2020 01:48:00 +0000