The trailer for Stranger Things season four has dropped, giving us all a glimpse into the spooky happenings in Hawkins. Check it out:
Fans of Netflix’s hit sci-fi show had a feeling the trailer was set to release today, 12 April, thanks to a livestream of the Creel House clock that appeared mysteriously in Santa Monica, California.
Posted on the Stranger Things Twitter page, footage showed the clock as it counted down to 12 April, 10.00am ET, with the caption promising: “It’s almost time.”
Fans quickly started speculating over what this could mean, with many pointing out the significance of the grandfather clock in one of the season four teasers.
Netflix later confirmed the stunt was to count down the trailer’s release.
Just in case you weren’t hyped enough, we don’t have long to wait until the first part of the fourth run drops – 27 May, folks, get it in the diary. Part two will arrive on 1 July.
The plot kicks off six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins.
As Netflix’s official synopsis puts it: “Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn't made things any easier.
“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
Of course, all of our favourite characters will be returning, including Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo).
We’ll also be seeing Joyce (Winona Ryder), Max (Sadie Sink), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Robin (Maya Hawke) and Steve (Joe Keery), among others.
It feels like it's been a very long time since we've caught up with the gang, as filming of the latest instalment of the popular series was halted due to the pandemic.
Now that the show will finally return to our screens, it seems viewers are in for a treat, with Keery claiming that the upcoming season is more sinister than any that have come before.
Speaking to Total Film, he said: "I think that this year – and I know I say this every single year – but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years, because last year was pretty dark."
He added: "Oh man, it's pretty amazing – the Duffer brothers have really done it again."