DEADLINE - is setting another trip to the Upside Down, renewing its flagship seriesStranger Thingsfor a fourth season and signing series creators and showrunners TheDuffer Brothersto a big multi-year film and series overall deal.
No terms are being disclosed but industry sources estimate that, given the enormous global success ofStranger Things,the deal with the Duffer Brothers would be comparable to the five-year, nine-figure overall pact Netflix recently signed withGame of Thronescreators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The Season 4 renewal ofStranger Thingswas announced with a video, which you can see above. In addition to some Upside Down imagery, it confirms that the series will be partially leaving Hawkins, IN and provides a possible clue about a new setting of Season 4. It ends with the words “We’re Not In Hawkins Anymore” to the Westminster Chimes, used by a number of places around the world including in the U.S. but most closely associated with UK’s Big Ben.
The teaser dropped earlier this morning and had Twitter in a FRENZY, mainly because it was widely rumored that Ross and Matt Duffer (the creators of ST) had only planned the show to be a three season storyline. *SPOILER*, that rumor seemed to be put to bed at the end of season three when the show left on a pretty interesting cliffhanger in a new setting. All the chatter from that post credit scene seemed to be pointing to another season. Still no word on if the Stranger Things kids will be featured in the upcoming season since it hints at no longer taking place in Hawkins, IN. However, the final scene showed the children leaving Hawkins so...who knows. All I know right now is I am VERY excited to see where else this show goes. I just hope it doesn't get stale... - @Traceahamilton