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‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery Expects Season 4 To Be ‘A Lot Scarier’

'Stranger Things' Star Joe Keery Expects Season 4 To Be 'A Lot Scarier'

Stranger Things actor Joe Keery teases what to expect on season 4.

“Stranger Things” star Joe Keery, who portrays Steve Harrington on the Netflix series, informed viewers to anticipate a much darker showing for Season 4.

Keery recently addressed the new season of the popular science fiction show with Total Film Magazine (via Games Radar).

“Oh man, it’s pretty amazing — the Duffer brothers have really done it again,” Keery stated on what fans can expect from Matt and Ross Duffer, who brought a much-anticipated Season 3 to Netflix in July 2019.

At the time, Keery was on the interview streak to promote his film “Free Guy,” starring Ryan Reynolds. The movie directed by “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy released on 3rd July 2020.

“I think that this year — and I know I say this every single year — but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years because last year was pretty dark,” Keery said.

Keery also spoke about bidding farewell to his beloved Ahoy Scoops uniform.

“I know that costume served its purpose and I’m glad to retire it [laughs]. Do I have it at home for Halloween? I don’t, unfortunately. They won’t let me have that one. One day!” Keery said.

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Just when precisely can we lay our eyes on the fourth season is still anybody’s guess after Netflix put a halt to production on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The filming was initially set for January through August, which indicates the cast and crew at Netflix have barely any realistic time left to finish the shoot within schedule.

After Netflix stopped development in March, the “Stranger Things” cast and crew “went their separate ways to wherever they thought they should in terms of social distancing and sitting out,” as per producer Shawn Levy during a new interview talking about Season 4.

Although “Stranger Things” is reported to take a year-long break between seasons, the shooting suspension would definitely set a 2021 release date for Season 4. To Levy, the shutdown was a rather bittersweet farewell.

“When you’re shooting, you create this micro-society, this community,” Levy said. “You’re aware of the world beyond, but in all of my years directing and producing, I’m hard-pressed to come up with any comparisons for this truly global situation.”

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During an Instagram Q&A session back in March, David Harbor said he presumed the new episodes were “supposed to come out early next year” (though he acknowledged he did not carry the “authority” to provide a specific timeline).

The actor who portrays Hopper confirmed the release date will “probably be pushed back” owing to the pandemic.

This made Finn Wolfhard‘s remarks that they were “ahead of schedule” rather disappointing.

Wolfard told The Guardian, “[That] has never happened before because there’s never a realistic approach to scheduling, and then boom, it just stopped, and everyone had to go home, and everyone’s just so sad.”

On the bright side, we’ve already been introduced to our first season 4 teaser, and in June, the creators delighted us all with a glimpse of the entire season 4 scripts, so we are sure things are still progressing.

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Last modified: August 6, 2020