‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Trailer: A Nightmarish New Threat Emerges While The Gang Is Divided

The wait is almost over. Three years since the last season came to a close, the trailer for the first volume of Stranger Things season four is here. And in keeping with the jumbo-sized season ahead, the footage suggests one Hell of a nightmarish epic for the kids and adults of Hawkins, Indiana.

Here’s the rub: key parts of the adventure won’t be in Hawkins, at all. There’s, of course, the plight of Jim Hopper, presumed dead for like five minutes, going through something awful in Russia. Other sections of the story will take place in California, where the Byers clan are now setting up shop.

So how is the gang supposed to lean on one another to stop this new threat from the Upside Down if they aren’t even in the same location? Coming together as a team is what this is all about.

Stranger Things season 4 Vol. 1 hits Netflix on May 27th, followed by Vol. 2 on July 1st.


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.