Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Stranger Things season four is officially happening, Netflix confirmed on Monday, September 30. The streaming giant revealed the news via a video on the Stranger Things Twitter page. “We’re not in Hawkins anymore,” the message reads as creepy, ominous music plays and the words Stranger Things 4 appear in neon red letters. Netflix released the same video on Instagram, as well.
But unfortunately, that’s about the only new information Netflix has divulged. We don’t know any real specifics about Stranger Things 4—just that it’s happening. However, we talked to a few of the cast members, and they teased a little bit about what’s to come. Plus, there’s some information online that can help paint a picture about the new season.
Here’s everything we know about Stranger Things 4 so far:
It’s happening. As the message dropped on September 30 confirmed.
Hawkins isn’t the focal point. The end of season three more or less told us this. Remember, the Byerses plus Eleven have moved out of the sleepy Indiana town in light of Hopper’s “death.” Also, the post-credit scene revealed the Russians had acquired a Demogorgon. All of this points to the scope of season four expanding. Also, the new Twitter teaser says, “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”
Season four might be the last. “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” one of the show’s creators, Ross Duffer, told Vulture. That being said, one of Stranger Things executive producers, Shawn Levy, told Entertainment Weekly that a fifth season is definitely possible but probably nothing else beyond that.
Karen Wheeler, real estate agent? That’s what Cara Buono, who plays her, is hoping for. “I always thought that Karen was someone who would have gone to law school and be a public defender to give people a voice who didn’t have a voice,” she told Glamour. “Or I thought what would be funny is after everything that happens in Hawkins, because people are moving and real estate has really gone down, she becomes a real estate agent! Like, ‘I know things seem a little unstable here, but now’s a great time to buy!’”