Netflix has revealed a glimpse of Stranger Things’ explosive fourth season with the release of the first trailer.
The three-minute teaser picks up six months after the Battle of Starcourt as the young cast struggles to return to normal life.
The hit sci-fi drama will make its much-anticipated return to screens in two volumes, the first of which will be released on May 27th before a second series of episodes premieres on July 1st.
The new series sees the friends separated for the first time, and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.
In the teaser video, Max Mayfield sits at her stepbrother Billy Hargrove’s grave and says to him: “Dear Billy, I don’t know if you can even hear this. Ever since you’ve been gone, everything’s been a total disaster.
“For a while we tried to be happy. Normal. But it is impossible.”
Other popular characters also appear in the clip, including Eleven, Mike Wheeler and Will Byers, who can be seen trying to live their teenage life at school and hanging out at roller discos.
Hawkins’ housemates Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, Nancy Wheeler, Steve Harrison, Jonathan Byers and Joyce Byers also make an appearance during the clip, confirming their return for the next series.
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In true Stranger Things fashion, however, all is not well as Jim Hopper is being held in what appears to be a Russian prison camp.
Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, admits, “I don’t have my powers,” while a man replies, “I don’t know how to say that other than just say it. We cannot win this war without you.”
The teaser video also features a sinister voice saying, “You broke everything. Your suffering is almost over.”
Viewers are later offered a first look at what is reportedly the ruler of Upside Down, a menacing-looking, tentacled creature hovering in the air.
The show has teased that “in this most vulnerable of times, a new and terrifying supernatural threat emerges that presents a gruesome mystery that, if solved, could finally put an end to the horrors of The Upside Down.”
A quick series of clips featuring explosions, a dramatic plane ride and monsters build anticipation for the drama to come as the words “This summer every end has a beginning” flash on screen.
Stranger Things season four has been highly anticipated by fans after being delayed by over a year due to the pandemic.
The streaming giant previously confirmed that the show will end after its fifth season.
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