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Netflix Just Dropped the Explosive Full Trailer for the Rest of 'Stranger Things' Season Four

"Your friends are not prepared for this fight. Hawkins will fall."
By Sarah Ward
June 22, 2022
By Sarah Ward
June 22, 2022

Just when you thought you'd gotten 'Running Up That Hill' out of your head, a new trailer for the second volume for Stranger Things season four is here to lodge the Kate Bush track right back in there. Given how crucial the tune was to the first half of the hit Netflix show's long-awaited fourth season — and given how popular it's become since, running up those charts, too — it was always going to get another whirl. Also inevitable: a big showdown between Hawkins' favourite high schoolers and Vecna, as the just-dropped full sneak peek teases.

"Your friends are not prepared for this fight. Hawkins will fall," the new trailer taunts, although those words are uttered by Dr Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine, Breaking News in Yuba County) to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown, Godzilla vs Kong).

Vecna has his own ominous words of warning, too, of course — but this latest glimpse at the two season four episodes still to come shows that Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo, The Angry Birds Movie 2), Max (Sadie Sink, Fear Street), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin, Concrete Cowboy), Steve (Joe Keery, Free Guy), Robin (Maya Hawke, Fear Street) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer, Things Seen & Heard) are all ready to fight back, and Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn, Small Axe) as well.

Also teased: Hopper (David Harbour, Black Widow), Joyce (Winona Ryder, The Plot Against America) and Murray's (Brett Gelman, Fleabag) efforts in Russia, weapons and all; another eerie stint in the Upside Down; and a huge explosion.

The new trailer builds upon an earlier glimpse that released a couple of weeks ago, and both make one thing plain: this season is going out in a huge way.

Need a refresher on where things are up to? Season four is set six months after the season three's battle of Starcourt, and began with Eleven living in Lenora Hills, California, with Will (Noah Schnapp, Waiting for Anya), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton, The Souvenir Part II) and Joyce. But, despite her claims that things were sunny — in letters to her boyfriend Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), of course — they really weren't. The same proved true back in Hawkins, too.

There, teens started turning up dead, and metal-loving outcast Eddie — who also runs the high school Dungeons & Dragons club — became the prime suspect. But Dustin and company all knew better. Their efforts to work out what's going on took them everywhere from creepy houses and mental institutions to the Upside Down. And, they're just getting started.

That's the basic overview — with season four so far also spanning nods to 80s flicks aplenty, a wonderful horror cameo, explorations of Eleven's past and powers, road trips, and ins and outs of Hopper's whole situation in a Soviet gulag.

As for what'll happen next, that'll be revealed in full on Friday, July 1, when the final two episodes of Stranger Things season four volume two arrive.

Until then, check out the full Stranger Things season four volume two trailer below:

The first seven episodes of Stranger Things season four are available to stream now via Netflix, with the remaining two set to follow on Friday, July 1. Read our full review of Stranger Things season four volume one.

Published on June 22, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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