Netflix Just Dropped the First Russia-Set Teaser for 'Stranger Things' Season Four

The next batch of episodes doesn't have a release date yet — but the series has revealed a very important detail.
Sarah Ward
Published on February 15, 2020

Since July last year, every Stranger Things fan has been troubled by one question: what happened to Hawkins' beloved police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour)? The show's third season didn't seem to end too well for the character, all thanks to the mind flayer, the Russian lab below Starcourt Mall and that pesky gate to the Upside Down. But then, in season's final moments, a Russian-set post-script — and a mention of "the American" — left everyone with a sliver of hope.

When Netflix renewed Stranger Things for a fourth season last October, it didn't give any further details away about Hopper's fate. But when it comes to dropping the first teaser for that very season, the streaming platform isn't keeping anywhere near as quiet. The just-released sneak peek is called 'From Russia with Love', which should tell you enough — and while the clip only runs for 50 seconds, it does reveal exactly what you're hoping.

Resolving the show's big cliffhanger in a teaser is certainly an interesting move. Of course, the trailer doesn't unfurl any specifics — and this is Stranger Things, so, well, strange things are definitely still be at play. In a statement reported by Deadline, series creators the Duffer Brothers noted that "it's not all good news for our 'American'", while explaining that "back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything".

While season four of Stranger Things doesn't have a release date as yet — and might not even hit Netflix until 2021 — the teaser coincides with the beginning of production on the new episodes.

It's worth remembering that, when the platform did announce the show's renewal for a fourth season, it did so with the catchphrase "we're not in Hawkins anymore". Given that the third season ended with Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) leaving town, that statement doesn't just apply to Hopper. We'll have to wait to see what it means for Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink), Steve (Joe Keery) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer), though.

Check out the teaser below:

Stranger Things season four doesn't currently have a release date — we'll update you when Netflix announces its plans.

Published on February 15, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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