Stranger Things fans are used to having to wait long and hard between seasons. Despite the fact that the first two came out “relatively” in a row, the third season already made us wait two years until it came out in 2019. Season 4 was also going to follow that path, but the wait increased even more with the irruption of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which stopped production for several months.
However, not everything has been bad for the production of season 4 of Stranger Things. The actor Gaten matarazzo, who gives life to Dustin in the series, he has spoken with Collider on the “positive” side (not a play on words), that production had to close for several months in 2020.
In the interview, Matarazzo explains that, in previous seasons, the duffer brothers they usually don’t have the full season written when production starts, which means they have to “step aside” from production for a few weeks to be able to finish writing the final scripts before returning to face the final episodes.
When the coronavirus pandemic began to advance the West, Stranger Things faced the first months of filming season 4 with the same mechanics. “We only had five or six scripts,” Matarazzo recalls. However, with the mandatory shutdown, the Duffer brothers have had time to write a lot more at home, so now they have the full season and can focus on one hundred percent day-to-day production.
Regardless, Matarazzo says that due to the measures against COVID-19 and flexibility in production, he still does not know when the production of season 4 of Stranger Things will end, and therefore, he also does not know when it will reach Netflix.