I am shocked, shocked, I tell you, to learn that Netflix has approved a fourth season of STRANGER THINGS. Who could have possibly seen that one coming?!
You may recall the rumor that Netflix had “decided” it would cancel the smash hit show after one more season. I hope I debunked that one appropriately. There was never any doubt that there would be a fourth season, and if the series were to end after the next season, it will be the decision of the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, to end it. It will *never* be Netflix’s decision. They’re making way too much money off the show for that.
The possible source of the cancellation rumor is that the Duffers were—and here we have another rumor—renegotiating for a bigger paycheck. Possibly. And if so, they got it. No way was Netflix *not* gonna pay up. Not where STRANGER THINGS is concerned.
Here’s the cool teaser video announcing the fourth season.
The tagline “We’re not in Hawkins anymore” does concern me a little bit. While it would seem a given that some of the action for the next season would have to take place elsewhere, since several key characters are shown moving away at the end of season three, will the show lose some of its magic by losing that small-town feel? Will this be like the third season of TWIN PEAKS, where we have to wait until the end of the season to see our favorites come home again?