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***WARNING: STRANGER THINGS SPOILERS AHEAD - TURN BACK NOW IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING IT ALL BUT HAVEN'T YET***
Since the third season of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix on 4 July, it has broken records, having been watched more times than any other TV series or film on the streaming service in its first four days.
.@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!
40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch - more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.
- Netflix US (@netflix) July 8, 2019
As such, it would be extremely shocking if we didn't see a season four, even though Netflix hasn't confirmed it yet.
Not only has the show been wildly successful for the streaming service, but the show's creators, brothers Ross and Matt Duffer, have pretty much already figured out what they want to do with season four... So why not just go ahead and get it announced and put our minds at ease, Netflix?
While the most recent season was evidently extremely popular, the Duffers said they would make season four 'feel very different' to season three.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Ross said: "We don't want to write ourselves in a corner so we try to have these early discussions with the writers just to make sure that we're setting ourselves up to go in the right direction.
"We don't know a lot, but we do know a lot of the big broad strokes. At the end of season two, we knew about Billy. We knew that the Russians were going to come in. We didn't know the mall and stuff, but again, we know these big broad strokes."
He continued: "That's sort of where we are in season four. We have the big broad strokes. It's just now about filling in those lines in the details. We're pretty excited about where it's potentially going to go.
"Again, like we said, it's going to feel very different than this season. But I think that's the right thing to do and I think it'll be exciting."
Elaborating in fairly vague terms, Matt said: "I think the biggest thing that's going to happen is it's going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plot lines into areas outside of Hawkins."
Hmmm, how very intriguing.
But if you're not satisfied with the lack of specifics here from the show's creators, then you could get stuck into some much more detailed fan theories about season four... which of course are pure conjecture, but titillating nonetheless.
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