Stranger Things 4 is hotly anticipated after the show’s much loved third season, but you’ll have to wait a while for it to debut.
TVLine has confirmed that the show will start shooting in January 2020, with filming expected to continue until August of that same year. The new season is anticipated to land in summer 2020 at the absolute earliest. The third season debuted on July 4 2019, and if the gap between seasons is as wide as it was between 2 and 3, we could be waiting until 2021.
TVLine has also confirmed the number of episodes this season will feature. Stranger Things 4 will run for eight episodes, which is in line with the first and third seasons, but one fewer than the nine episodes that made up season 2.
The show’s third season was watched by 64 million households in its first month, making it the most successful piece of Netflix original programming ever. The first teaser for the upcoming fourth season hinted at the show moving beyond the boundaries of Hawkins, Indiana, which lines up with how the third season ended.
It’ll be a bit of a wait for Stranger Things 4–if you revisit the previous seasons in the meantime, be sure to check out our guide to the many Easter eggs of Stranger Things 3.