CRUISING back into Hawkins, the small Indiana town, everything appears normal on the surface as residents carry on with their lives. But something is amiss.
It’s been three years since we last saw NETFLIX’s megahit horror series, ‘Stranger Things’.
In the series itself, only six months have passed. The strange beings which emerged previously are still very present.
Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror television series created for NETFLIX by the Duffer Brothers. The series is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s.
The first season, set in November 1983, focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy, Will Byers, amid unexplained supernatural events occurring around the town.
The new season continues with Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathon (Charlie Heaton) and Eleven (Milly Bobby Brown). Eleven, the main character with unexplained supernatural gifts, moved to sunny California in hopes of escaping the torment of the ‘Upside Down’, an alternate world accessed through a portal.
In the new environment, a powerless Eleven tries to navigate high school as an average teenager. This isn’t exactly the life she imagined as she has also lost her supernatural gifts and is more vulnerable than ever.
Constantly bullied and tormented in her new school, Eleven finds it difficult transitioning to this new space. While she has a familiar face around her, Will, her adjustment is still not smooth.
She still, however, finds time to write her boyfriend, Mike (Finn Wolfhard) who still lives in Hawkins.
The people Eleven left back in Hawkins have also changed. Her friends grew apart. With Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) now a part of the basketball team and Max (Sadie Sink) battling to stay above board, the group of friends we come to love over the last three seasons has split.
Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Mike have found a new passion in the video gaming world, “Dungeons and Dragons”. Meanwhile, Nancy (Natalia Dyer) is a budding investigative journalist at the school’s newspaper while Robin (Maya Hawke) and Steve (Joe Keery) remained close friends, working together at a local store.
A new threat emerges from the alternate ‘Upside Down’ world which sees the team rekindling their friendship to save their small town. Where are the adults in all of this? Volume 1 of Season 4 has wrapped up. Volume 2 will air on July 1. The adventure continues.