'Stranger Things' Has Been Officially Renewed For A Fourth Season

The Upside Down hasn't revealed all its secrets just yet...

Despite Netflix deciding last week to cancel BoJack Horseman, another flagship production from the platform has just been renewed for a fourth batch of episodes. And it comes as no surprise really, given how lucrative the Duffer brothers' hit show Stranger Things has been for the company. 

In a rather terse tweet, "4", Netflix confirmed the decision, which was only logical after the retro show with its kid stars, including Millie Bobby Brown, became a genuine money-making machine (Season 3 featured no less than 75 collaborations with brands). A short trailer accompanied the announcement, showing the Stranger Things logo gradually being consumed by the Upside Down. At the end of the video, the phrase "We're not in Hawkins anymore" appears.

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You could interpret that as a promise, as the Duffer brothers have spoken out about their desire to explore the mythology of the Upside Down, which we don't know much about except that it's full of Demorgogons. In a press release, Netflix announced that it's made a deal with the two showrunners to make films and series over several years. 

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"The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we're thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love. We can't wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down", said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix.

Meanwhile, Matt and Ross Duffer responded in kind:

"We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!"

 

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Marion Olité, published on 01/10/2019

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