It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for Stranger Things season four, but the wait might be over soon. Not only has Netflix shared a handful of teaser trailers already, but it seems like filming might be wrapping in the next few months. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, David Harbour let it slip that he’s almost done filming the new season. “I mean, you’re not supposed to say, but I’ll tell you. Yeah, I’m almost done,” he said. “I’ve got one more little stint. We should be done in like August, but I’ve got to shave this [beard] again.”
The fourth season was originally slated to be released in early 2021, but due to filming delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems more likely that we’ll get new episodes in 2022. Based on all the editing and visual effects that go into the show, there will likely be a big time gap between when filming wraps and the release date. For reference, season three wrapped in November 2018 and aired in July 2019. If that’s the case, we could be looking at a February or March 2021 release date.
This also fits in with the theory that season four will center around Valentine’s Day. Since each season centers around a specific holiday — season one with Christmas, season two with Halloween, and season three with the Fourth of July — fans have speculated that next season will be all about the holiday of love. Not only would it fit with the current storyline, since season three coupled up a lot of characters, but the first teaser for the new season was released on Valentine’s Day. A coincidence or a clue? We guess we’ll have to wait to find out.