The fourth season of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” has now resumed filming. In a previous exclusive Deadline article, speculations pointed to a September resumption of production for the thriller TV show. Now, it seemed that the gang returns to Hawkins with the brand-new installment of Netflix’s marquee title.
Last week, the streaming giant teased on the show’s official Twitter page what could be the start for fans to count down to the “Stranger Things” release date. The tweet reads: “Meanwhile in the upside down…” with a photo of a clapper and what seemed a grandfather clock in the background.
meanwhile in the upside down… pic.twitter.com/BtPlMjy0pS
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) October 1, 2020
When one of the account followers asked if the crew has already started filming, the “Stranger Things” Twitter account only replied with: “Hehe.” Either way, the latest teaser gives excitement to the fans who have been dying to know the next chapter in the series.
Before the pandemic struck the US, the creator of the series, The Duffer Brothers, confirmed the fourth installment to “Stranger Things,” which would include—major spoilers here—”the return of Hopper (played by David Harbour).”
Several weeks later, they managed to assemble the cast to begin a table read last March 3. That was according to a Deadline report.
Moreover, early stages of production for the fourth season have begun around that time. But unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the show’s schedule, along with almost every filming at that time.
Shawn Levy, a producer for the show, also stressed during that time that they had to pause filming, despite none of the crew exhibiting the symptoms nor getting sick. They decided to put the taping on hold “out of an abundance of caution.”
Levy added, “It seemed like the right thing to do.”
Return to Hawkins
And back to now, it seemed that the crew has started shooting scenes that take place in the fictional Hawkins. In Georgia, the actual filming location even had a resident that spotted some notable places in the show, like the arcade, has been put up, Newsweek reports.
However, the show would not remain on Hawkins, as hinted by the Duffer Brothers previously, Vulture reports. A teaser even showed an intriguing quote: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”