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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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In an era of change and uncertainty, it's hard to know what to rely on.

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But while we suffer through the madness of the 2020 election this coming year, we can be comforted by knowing that a new season of Stranger Things will be coming our way, supplying us with all the cozy '80s nostalgia and flickering Christmas lights that our hearts desire.

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The teaser trailer for the show's fourth season just dropped, and it seems like Hawkins won't be the setting—though it provides few clues as to where our erstwhile heroes and heroines will end up. At the end of Season 3, Will's family (with Eleven in tow) left Hawkins, but one would imagine that given the Byers family's track record, they won't be able to evade the Upside Down for long.

The Season 4 trailer hints at a dramatic, action-packed future for Mike and his comrades. In it, the show's iconic logo takes the form of a decaying neon sign that eventually flares out and fades into footage of infected-looking woods.

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Season 3 certainly left us with plenty of questions. Is Hopper alive? Will Joyce and Hopper ever get together? What role will Russia play? Will Season 4 take place in Russia? If Russian interference wasn't enough to get Trump impeached, will the Ukraine incident do the trick?

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Regardless of what happens, it's only a matter of time before we can all escape into the blissful, spooky, comforting sci-fi world of Stranger Things once again.

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