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"Stranger Things" Releases Season 4 Trailer: Hopper Is Alive?

"Stranger Things" season 4 will take viewers to a frigid Russian wasteland.

The third season of Stranger Things ended on a cliffhanger, and fans have spent the past year wondering whether beloved, occasionally brutish, local sheriff Jim Hopper was dead or alive.

Today, the trailer for Season 4 was released, and it seems that the show decided to reveal that Hopper is alive, though not exactly well—he seems to be stuck in some kind of wintry Russian hellscape, slaving away on a chain gang.

"We're excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway—and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!" announced the Duffer Brothers. "Although it's not all good news for our 'American'; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other. Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything….

"Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime — pray for the American."

It's unclear as to why the show decided to reveal that Hopper is alive after making everybody wait for so long, but on the other hand, at least Eleven didn't actually lose her primary father figure.

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Stranger Things Season 4 is slated to premiere on Netflix at some point in December 2020 or January 2021. Its first episode will be called "The Hellfire Club," according to a post on the show's writers' Instagram.


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If you're a fan of the original 1984 Ghostbusters or the 2016 remake because of their inherent hilarity and kitsch, then you may not love the new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The new film, directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Gil Kenan, stars Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd, while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts return in their roles from the 1984 film. The trailer is decidedly dark, even sad at times, as it depicts a single mother (Carrie Coon) and her two children (Grace and Wolfhard) retreating to their recently inherited family patriarch's rickety old farm house. As the town is thrown into disarray by unexplained earthquake-like occurrences, the children start to uncover relics of their late-grandfather's past, such as a ghost trap and, eventually, the car from the original Ghostbusters movie.

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