Tuesday, Jul 05, 2022

Matt, Ross Duffer On 'Stranger Things' S4: This Is Our 'Game of Thrones' Season

Matt and Ross Duffer, creators of "Stranger Things" talk about the much-anticipated release of the fourth season of the show.

Matt and Ross Duffer
Matt and Ross Duffer Wikimedia Commons

Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things", say the fourth season of the show will follow the lives of many characters in locations across California and Russia as well as their native Hawkins.

Set in the 1980s, the hit show "Stranger Things" revolves around the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a secret government lab opens the door to another dimension referred to as the Upside Down by accident.

The show’s cast includes Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke and others.

"This is our 'Game of Thrones' season because we have so many different locations. The fact that we’re as spread out as we are this year defines the season more than anything. I think that’s what makes it a very unique and special season of 'Stranger Things'. We have Hawkins, of course, as always, but then on top of that we have California and Russia. We have storylines in those three major locations, and each has a very distinct feel and look. And all these storylines, disparate as they are, do end up, eventually and inevitably, coming together. It’s a very unique season," Matt Duffer said in a statement.

In 2020, the showrunners had confirmed that Harbour's Jim Hopper will return for the fourth season after the character had seemingly died towards the end of the third season, which premiered in July 2019.

The new season will be darker as it is about "dread, and it’s also about revelations", said Ross.

"We have so many ideas that we accumulate over the years, and this season it feels like we’re finally bringing almost all of them to life. We learn more this season than we ever have about our mythology. We learn a lot about the Upside Down and what this evil force that’s been threatening Hawkins all these years really wants. It’s exciting for us, because a lot of the story is uncovered this season. Overall, I would say that the tone is certainly darker than it’s been. The goal was to make this the scariest season yet," he added.

The fourth season of 'Stranger Things'  has been split into two parts, with the first part coming out on May 27 and the second on July 1.

The newcomers for the new season include Priah Ferguson, Eduardo Franco, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Quinn, Mason Dye, Robert Englund, Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus, Nikola Djuricko, Joel Stoffer, Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien.

With Inputs From PTI