Calling all Strangers Things fans, this is not a drill. Today, Netflix released four official posters for the highly anticipated Stranger Things season 4, and the internet has been going wild. It’s been 3 years since the last season of Stranger Things. Fans have been desperately waiting for news concerning a release date for the new season ever since, which has been reportedly delayed for various reasons, including the ongoing pandemic. But today, Netflix surprised fans with four new posters and an official release date of May 27th. Let’s take a look at what the new posters reveal for the upcoming season.
1. Hopper At The Russian Prison Yard
A 2021 Netflix promo titled From Russia With Love showed a very much alive Hopper as a prisoner in Russia. This Stranger Things poster shows Hopper walking through an abandoned prison yard in the company of a mysterious man and woman, who is suspected to be Winona Ryder’s character Joyce Byers. The yard is not only abandoned but seems to be the scene of a recent blood bath with broken metal and splattered blood being shown throughout the snow-covered ground. Hopper and his mysterious twosome are seen walking in the direction of a glowing red portal on the floor, a portal that I’m pretty sure leads to the upside-down.
2. Eleven Returns To Hawkins National Laboratory
The second Stranger Things poster shows a young woman in the hall of an abandoned facility which appears to be Hawkins National Laboratory, proven by the depiction of the rainbow room in the far distance (the playroom that was used for the child test subjects ), and the coca-cola on the ground that was crushed by Eleven during one of her first tests for her psychokinetic abilities. The poster also shows the reflection of Eleven in a slab of broken glass in the second doorway on the right side of the hallway, which could be a sign that the young woman in the picture is Eleven. A glowing red portal appears right before the rainbow room, a portal that undoubtedly leads to the upside-down.
3. Steve Harrington and The Gang Creep In The Creel House
In the Stranger Things promo Creel House, we see Steve Harrington and the gang breaking into an abandoned house where a husband and father (Victor Creel) murdered his wife and two children several decades before. During the promo, Dusty, Steve, Lucas, and Max are seen looking for clues, and the promo ends with a focus on a grandfather clock. The third season 4 poster shows Steve, Dusty, Lucas, Erica, Nancy, and Robin walking towards the same grandfather clock with a worried Max distracted by something behind them. A portal to the upside-down appears right before the clock.
4. Mike Makes His Way To California
The last Stranger Things poster for season 4 shows Mike in the company of Jonathan and Will Byers. The Byers’ just moved to a new town in California, and judging by the Surfer Boy pizza truck, Mike has caught up with his old pals in their new town. They’re also shown walking towards a portal in the far distance, which leads to the upside-down.
Netflix reports that Stranger Things season 4 will be broken up into two volumes: Vol 1. will premiere on May 27th, followed by Vol 2. on July 1st. Between the recent promotional videos and the text on the poster that reads “every ending has a beginning,” fans speculate that season 4 will deal with characters’ origins and time travel. For more information about Netflix promos and premieres, follow @thenerdstash on Twitter.