Shawn Levy, executive producer of Stranger Things, recently revealed in an interview that season four is more epic and cinematic than they have ever attempted before.
In a recent interview with Slash Film, Shawn Levy, executive producer of Stranger Things, revealed that the storytelling scope of season four is more epic than ever. The new season of Netflix’s hit show has faced multiple delays. Even though filming began in early 2020, the production was forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, filming resumed in September 2020, and has continued since then, leaving fans eager to get a glimpse of the new season.
Stranger Things season three premiered over two years ago, and left fans on the edge of their seats with multiple cliffhangers. Since then, some of the plot details of the fourth season have been revealed, such as Hopper, played by David Harbour’s fate, which was left up in the air. Presumed dead in the season three finale, details from the new season have revealed that Hopper is a prisoner in a Russian prison camp. Another game-changing cliffhanger was that the entire Byers family left Hawkins for good. Both of these plot lines, which are central to the upcoming season, tease the expanding scope of the series.
On Wednesday, 4 August 2021, Levy reveled in an interview that the scope of season four of Stranger Things is more epic than ever. Even though he did not dish up any new plot details, Levy did confirm that the new season is “bigger” and “more mature.” He stated, “It is epic storytelling. It is still rooted in character, but the scope of the storytelling is more epic and cinematic than we have ever attempted before.”
With regards to the details already revealed about the upcoming season, it appears as if Stranger Things is expanding beyond the original storyline. Although the first three seasons were primarily contained within Hawkins, the new season looks like it is leaving that place behind.
Since Hopper is a prisoner in a Russian camp, it would not come as a surprise to see some scenes taking place in Russia. In addition, the Byers family will need to take root in another city, so that will open up the plot to new places. Levy also mentioned that the new season will be more cinematic than before, which can mean that there will be more special effects and scenes on a massive scale. It seems that season four is gearing up for some big changes.
The premiere date of Stranger Things season four has yet to be announced.