Bring Out Your Bikes, Stranger Things is Back!

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As you might remember, over a year ago I had written my very first story for the Brimstone, covering the production delay of the next season of the award-winning Netflix Original series Stranger Things. Back then, we all had the same question: When will we get season four? Now, a year later, I finally have an answer for you. 

 

On February 17th, one of the show’s stars, Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “Aw shit…here we go again.” The post included a poster for the new season and a note from the show’s creators; Matt and Ross Duffer, revealing to the public that not only do we have a release date, but the fourth installment of Stranger Things will be released in two parts. “Stranger Things 4 was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding,” said the Duffer brothers in the note left behind. “Season four will be released in two volumes. Volume One will release on May 27th; Volume Two will release five weeks later on July 1st.”

 

As for what we know about the new seasons so far, the teaser trailer indicates that we’ll pick up right where we last left Hawkins, Indiana. The Byers’ moved away and have begun their new life in California, bringing Eleven (Who, by the way, has spectacular hair this season) along with them. But things prove to be difficult as the kids learn to navigate the turmoils of high school on top of the lingering supernatural phenomena. Chief Hopper (David Harbour) is still being held captive in Russia, and Dustin, Steve, Robin, and Erica are still the comedic group we came to love and miss, arguing through any dangerous situation they find themselves in.

 

And while no rumors have been confirmed as true just yet, we do have word on a couple new cast members joining us this season: Amybeth McNulty, the young Irish-Canadian actress who’s known for portraying “Anne” in Netflix’s award-winning series Anne With An E, which is based upon the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. Multiple sources say McNulty has reportedly joined the Stranger Things cast for their 4th and 5th seasons and will be playing a cool, yet fast-talking band nerd named “Vickie” who will show up somewhere in California after the Byers’ big move. Another new face to keep an eye out for this season is that of Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke, the younger brother of Maya Hawke, who in Stranger Things’ 3rd season, brought to life Robin: Steve’s sarcastic and witty co-worker at Scoops Ahoy. Early in 2021, pictures of Levon on set surfaced and quickly caught everyone’s attention when we was seen sporting a spiked mohawk, eyeliner, and a denim vest behind the scenes, causing an uproar from the public who immediately fawned over him and formulated their own theories on this intriguing new character.

 

Sadly, I don’t have any new information about Levon’s character besides the pictures and nicknames fans have given him. However, if their name sounds familiar to you, it should. Maya and Levon are the children of famous actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. Fortunately for them, they can confidently say that they did in fact get it from their parents. 

 

That’s all I have for now, but you can be sure that I’ll be back once again to report on the new seasons. See you in the Upside Down! This is Parker Wilson, over and out.