STRANGER THINGS’ production has been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. With the future of the show still unclear, a key crew member has recently provided a revealing update.
Filming on the highly anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things was set to begin this year. Unfortunately, the Netflix series has been dealt a severe blow by the continuing pandemic, with fans speculating new episodes may not be completed until 2021. A member of the show’s crew has given a rare behind-the-scenes update.
The fourth season of Netflix’s 80s throwback is one of the most anticipated releases for the streaming service.
Season three concluded last year after the kids of Hawkins took on the Mind Flayer beneath the Starcourt Mall.
The finale episode ended on a bittersweet note as peace was once again restored, but at the cost of former town Sheriff Jim Hopper (played by David Harbour) being taken prisoner in Russia.
A teaser trailer released earlier this year confirmed Hopper’s survival, but updates on the production of Stranger Things have been sparse as television production across the States continues to be delayed by the coronavirus lockdown.
Thankfully, a recent interview with stunt coordinator and second unit director for Stranger Things, Hiro Koda, for ComicBook.com has provided insight for the show’s current stage of filming.
Hiro has had an impressive career in TV and movie stunts, and joined the third season of Stranger Things to lend his expertise to the more action-heavy instalment of the sci-fi epic.
During the interview, Hiro confirmed the series had completed two episodes of season four, and hinted at a darker tone for Stranger Things’ next outing.
He said: “All I can tell you is that season four is… It’s darker. It’s going to be epic. There’s lots of great surprises and all your favourite people are in it.