After what was an explosive finale to season 3, Stranger Things is all set to return to Netflix with a fourth season. There has been no premiere date announced but the new season might arrive in 2021.
The streaming giant has also signed series creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers to a multi-year film and series overall deal.
In a statement by Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix said: “We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”
The Duffer brothers have said in the statement: “We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives.
“From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”
Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular original series. With six Emmy wins and 30 nominations, the show has also been key to Netflix’s award season success.
The third season of Stranger Things, released in July, ended with the apparent death of Sheriff Jim Hopper, with Joyce Byers subsequently taking her sons and Eleven away from Hawkins, Indiana, to start a new life. Hopefully, the new season will deliver to the fans’ questions from the previous one.
The Netflix-Duffer Brothers deal is the latest in a string of major talent pickups for the streaming giant. Netflix signed nine-figure deals with Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy (whose The Politician premiered on Netflix September 27) last year, and the company also inked a nine-figure contract with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in August.
Watch the announcement below: