We will return to Hawkins

Netflix is readying for another visit to the Upside Down, as the streaming giant has renewed pop culture hit Stranger Things for a fourth season, as well as signing its creators, The Duffer Brothers for a multi-year film and series deal.

No details of the deal have been disclosed, but Deadline believes it would be comparable to the five-year, nine-figure deal the company recently closed with Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Stranger Things 4 was announced with a video, which drops some subtle hints about where Season 4 could be heading. As is usual for Stranger Things, there was some Upside Down-related imagery – but in addition to this it also appears to confirm that the series will (at least partially) be leaving the town of Hawkins. The video ends with the words “We’re Not In Hawkins Anymore” accompanied by the Westminster Chimes – most commonly associated with London’s Big Ben.

Could the series be heading overseas?

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said of the deal, “The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love. We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”

Matt and Ross Duffer added, “We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”

More on Stranger Things 4 when we have it.

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