November 6 marked “Stranger Things” day over at Netflix, and the streamer unveiled a raft of teases and tidbits, including that the long-awaited Season 4 will debut in summer 2022. No firm date was set. But Netflix also revealed all of the episode titles for the fourth offing during the streamer’s day-long presentation of all things related to the supernatural horror series. The last we saw of “Stranger Things” was Season 3 way back in 2019, with pandemic-related shutdowns delaying Season 4.
The titles for all nine episodes of Season 4 are as follows:
“The Hellfire Club”
“The Monster and The Superhero”
“The Nina Project”
“The Massacre At Hawkins Lab”
First footage from the new season debuted back in August and included a long-haired Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown), Hopper (David Harbour) with a flamethrower, and a classic shot of a group of kids racing down a dark street on bicycles.
“I mean, it’s bigger, that’s the first thing,” Harbour said of “Stranger Things 4” in a Collider interview earlier this year. “In scope, in scale, even in the idea that we’re not in Hawkins anymore. We, locale-wise, we’re bigger. We’re introducing new stuff, but we’re also tightening and wrapping up in a certain direction to make it have a clear, clean, specific, and definite ending at some point, which I can’t really talk about.”
Eagle-eyed “Stranger Things” fans knew we’d be moving out of Hawkins, considering Hopper is spending time in a Russian prison, after allegedly dying at the end of Season 3. It’s a move the “Black Widow” actor likened to Gandalf’s in “The Lord of the Rings” series.
“I’ve had those discussions with [the Duffer brothers] from the very first season,” Harbour said in a previous interview. “We were always interested in that idea of the Gandalf resurrection — Gandalf the Grey who fights the Balrog and then becomes Gandalf the White. It’s the idea of the resurrection of the character. And mythologically, Hopper, in a sense, had to change. I mean, you couldn’t go on the way he was going on. He has to resurrect in some way.”
Also check out a special teaser for the new season from Netflix below.