Friends, this week in particular has been extremely busy for me due to my work schedule, a reason that this week’s Saturday Frights podcast is unfortunately running late. I bring this up as it is my excuse for not being aware that a teaser trailer for Stranger Things season 4 had been released on YouTube. It was thanks to Rockford Jay, my fellow Pop Culture Retrorama colleague and contributor, who was kind enough to throw me a link to the trailer. Although there is probably very little chance that we will be lucky enough to catch the fourth season of Stranger Things on Netflix this year – you should probably consider the teaser videos below as definite SPOILER territory.
It certainly seems like some of the storyline for Stranger Things Season 4 is going to delve into the backstory of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) at the former Hawkins National Laboratory. And while we were introduced to Eight (Linnea Berthelsen) in the second season of the incredibly popular Netflix series, that teaser hinted at there being quite a few ‘special’ children in Dr. Martin Brenner’s (Matthew Modine) ‘care’. In fact although it might prove to be nothing more than a red herring, it seems like the shot below hints at something important – as the slots that are filled include the numbers four, seven, and eight.
In addition to the Magic 8-Ball featured in the teaser trailer, it appears that the camera lingers on the child stacking the red blocks, actually there is a lot of red, right? As a matter of fact that fortune-telling toy and other items the children were playing with can briefly be seen in this short Hawkins National Laboratory video that was uploaded on Wednesday – as well as some disturbing imagery from the “Rainbow Room”.
Although I am not exactly sure that the Duffer Brothers and Netflix are trying to give us a clue to the new season – I should point out that in the description of the video it simply states:
Which could very well just mean this is the second Stranger Things Season 4 trailer, or perhaps it is a mistake and it hints that we are getting two more glimpses at the upcoming series? Whatever the reason for the mystery, I am grateful to have the chance to get excited about a new season of Stranger Things.