The creators of the show have referred to the fourth season as their “Game of Thrones season.”
This morning, Netflix released the latest trailer for the fourth season of their smash hit supernatural thriller, Stranger Things. An all-powerful force from the Upside Down is planning on waging an all-out war on reality, and the residents of Hawkins are once again stuck in the middle. In order to stop it, Eleven will need to return to the town and regain her psychic powers. The fourth season is slated to be released in two separate volumes this summer, with the first volume releasing on May 27 and the second volume releasing on July 1.
During the recent Deadline Contenders Television panel, the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, spoke about what assembling this fourth season has been like for them.
“We kind of jokingly call it our Game of Thrones season because it’s so spread out, so I think that’s what’s unique or most unique about the season,” Matt Duffer said.
“Joyce and Byers family to have left at the end of Season 3. They are in California – we’ve always wanted to have that like E.T.-esque suburb aesthetic, which we finally got to do this year in the desert; and then we have Hopper in Russia; and then of course we have a group remaining in Hawkins. So we have these three storylines, are all connected and kind of interwoven together, but it’s just very different tones.”
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Ross Duffer added that while they had an idea of how big the scale was going to be after finishing the third season, “we didn’t know how big the season was going to get, and we didn’t even realize until we were about halfway through, just in terms of how much story that we wanted to tell this season. Game of Thrones is one thing we’ve referenced, but also for us really what it’s about is revelations, in that we really wanted to start giving the audience some answers.”