One of the most popular television shows in recent memory isn’t on any channel at all. It’s on the godfather of streaming services, Netflix. I’m talking, of course, about Stranger Things. The science fiction thriller series follows a rag tag group of kids saving the day from ‘the upside down’, another dimension full of evil incarnate. Now, with three seasons under its belt, the show is ready to get back to filming Season 4 (held up by the COVID-19 pandemic). But, is season 4 the final season? It looks like it’s not going to be, according to the creators of the epic saga, Matt and Ross Duffer.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the creators discussed that one good thing came out of the industry wide stop due to the pandemic, and that is clarity. They now know exactly how they want to bring the series to a close, and it won’t be in season 4.
“Season four won’t be the end. We know what the end is, and we know when it is. [The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story.”
This is of course exciting news for the millions of fans of the series. Nobody ever wants to see an end to their series, but if it does have to come to a close, you definitely want a proper closure to the show (just look at shows like Lost or Game of Thrones, whose finales left extremely bitter tastes in the mouths of their fans). Knowing that the creators have been productive during this ‘down time’ is a refreshing thought. Getting the time to really shape out the story properly and bring it to a real and thorough conclusion is exactly what every show needs. With a devoted fandom similar to shows like Supernatural, fans won’t want it to end, but definitely want a solid ending.
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