Uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak has forced production for Stranger Things to be put on hold. Thankfully, this hasn’t stopped die-hard fans of the Netflix series piecing together numerous clues for the upcoming season. This includes some revealing behind-the-scenes pictures of the cast.
Filming for Stranger Things season four has sadly been delayed, but much of production had already been completed before the COVID-19 crisis.
Season four’s production schedule will swiftly continue when the coronavirus crisis has finally subdued, but inquisitive viewers have managed to confirm some tantalising details.
When the series was last released on Netflix, Sheriff Hopper (played by David Harbour) sacrificed himself to destroy the Key, the device that opened a gateway to the Upside Down for the Russians.
Initially presumed dead, an intriguing teaser trailer released in February confirmed Hopper had actually survived, and is now imprisoned in a Soviet labour camp.
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Stranger Things season 4 theories: Hopper has been imprisoned by the Russians (Image: Netflix)
Theories for the new season have ranged all the way from brainwashing to superheroes, but fans seemed to be settled on Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), and potentially a few others, travelling to Russia to liberate Hopper from imprisonment.
Some eagle-eyed viewers have taken to Reddit to collect evidence suggesting the new season has already been filming in Lithuania as a stand-in for the Soviet Union.
These comments from more observant viewers may contain some major spoilers for season four, so fans wishing to go into the next instalment of Stranger Things blind should look away.
Redditor killthemwithcoffee said: “Winona Ryder and Brett Gelman were both filming in Lithuania; we’ll see what the context is.”
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