Stranger Things reveals Eleven's less-than-sunny California life in season 4
California isn't so sunny to the young girl with telekinetic powers.
A new video reveal for Stranger Things season 4, released on Netflix's designated Stranger Things Day on Saturday, shows what life is like for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and Joyce (Winona Ryder) in the Golden State.
Ms. Byers moved her family (and Eleven) to Cali to escape all the awfulness of Hawkins, Ind., but there's still awfulness to be had. Now in the year 1986, Eleven isn't exactly Ms. Popular. She's clearly been tracking the days as she writes a letter to Mike (Finn Wolfhard), while bullies lodge spitballs at her face during school hours. But fortunately, spring break is upon them.
Unfortunately, there are bigger things in store for Eleven. Joyce gets a Russian doll in the mail, no doubt a nod to Hopper's (David Harbour) whereabouts. Then their house gets swarmed by a bunch of mysterious government people. And, of course, it wouldn't be a conspiracy without good ol' Murray (Brett Gelman) snooping about.
We also get a new look at Booksmart actor Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Jonathan's new best friend, a stoner delivery boy for Surfer Boy Pizza.
Later on, during Stranger Things Day, Netflix revealed the episode titles for season 4: "The Hellfire Club," "Vecna's Curse," "The Monster and the Superhero," "Dear Billy," "The Nina Project," "The Dive," "The Massacre at Hawkins Lab," "Papa," and "The Piggyback."
These are the latest small teases for Stranger Things season 4 in lieu of a full-length trailer.
Fans previously saw the return of Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin "Papa" Brenner, hinting that Eleven will probably have to face her traumatic past. Another teaser revealed the creepy Creel House, the haunted manor where, years earlier, a man named Victor Creel seemingly killed his family. Might the Upside Down have something to do with it?
"I think I have the best storyline," Harbour said of his Russia connection at this year's New York Comic Con. "And then you'll see a lot more layers about Eleven and Brenner and the institution and what she went through and is going through that relates to this narrative coming back. And then there's this new Creel House thing, which is this new element of a situation in Hawkins, which of course all relates."
"We start to really uncover these truths that we've only hinted at before," the actor added.
Stranger Things season 4 will premiere in summer 2022.
This article has been updated with a premiere window and episode titles for Stranger Things season 4.
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Netflix’s hit sci-fi series follows a group of kids in the '80s battling supernatural forces in Hawkins, Ind.