Your long-awaited invitation to return to Hawkins and those adorable middle schoolers with bad hair has finally arrived. The first part of Stranger Thing’s fourth season drops on May 27th on Netflix and the trailer is appropriately epic:
We managed to piss off the show’s fans by giving season three a critical review that asked a question no one has ever been able to answer to our satisfaction: What is the point of Stranger Things other than nostalgia, either for a time remembered or a time never experienced by the show’s younger fans? We won’t rehash the points here, but as entertaining as Stranger Things can be, we’ve always felt like it was half of a show; interested way more in hitting those Goonies/Stephen King/Steven Spielberg tropes than in advancing any observations about the period it’s depicting or the genre pieces it’s constantly referencing. But if you’re a fan of the show, you’ll be happy to know that this trailer actually looks fantastic to us and for the first time, we have some hope that the series will stick the landing.
But good God, there’s a lot of shitty hair going on. When are these kids gonna discover hair gel?
Stranger Things 4 Vol. 1 premieres May 27th, only on Netflix.
It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. 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.
Starring: Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair), Brett Gelman (Murray), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler) with Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner) and Paul Reiser (Dr. Owens)
Additional Cast Members: Jamie Campbell Bower (Peter Ballard), Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson), Eduardo Franco (Argyle), Sherman Augustus (Lt. Colonel Sullivan), Mason Dye (Jason Carver), Nikola Djuricko (Yuri), Tom Wlaschiha (Dmitri), Myles Truitt (Patrick), Regina Ting Chen (Ms. Kelly), Grace Van Dien (Chrissy),Logan Riley Bruner (Fred Benson), Logan Allen (Jake), Elodie Grace Orkin (Angela), John Reynolds (Officer Callahan), Rob Morgan (Chief Powell), Amybeth McNulty (Vickie) and Robert Englund (Victor Creel)
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Netflix – Video Credit: Netflix/YouTube]