‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Teaser Takes Us Back To The Rainbow Room And Eleven’s Origin

It’s been about a decade since we last saw Stranger Things, right? No? Oh, it just feels like it has been that long since Hopper was…killed? Captured by Russians? Something, right? Geezus. Well, it might be a good idea to rewatch that season because Netflix is back and teasing the new one again, and this time it looks like the focus will be on Eleven, or kids just like her?

At least, that’s what’s implied here in this brief footage from the Hawkins National Laboratory’s Rainbow Room, which fans much smarter than me will remember is the place we first met Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) way back in season one.

We then hear the voice of Matthew Modine’s character, “Papa”, saying to a bunch of playing children…

“Today, I have something very special planned for you. Eleven, are you listening?”

I can’t tell whether this is an origin for Eleven or if we’re about to meet the other children who grew up with her? My guess is it’ll be a little bit of both. And what, if anything, does the newly-cast Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger himself, have to do with it?

Stranger Things returns for season four…oh wait, Netflix still ain’t tellin’. Surely that will change soon.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.