‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Set To Be ‘Darkest Ever’ Says Finn Wolfhard

Stranger Things Season 4 is set to be the ‘darkest ever,’ according to Finn Wolfhard. 

Opening up to CBC Listen, the actor, who plays Mike Wheeler, said that fans can expect ‘exploding rats and everything’ and that he’s ‘really excited for people to see it’.

“Every season it gets darker. I will say [with] season three I was like, ‘This is the darkest season that there’ll ever be’ – exploding rats and everything,” he said.

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Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler, says there’ll be new characters too. Credit: Netflix

He added: “But really, season four so far… it’s the darkest season that’s ever been [made].

“Every year it gets amped-up; every year it gets funnier, darker and sadder – and everything. So I’m really excited for people to see it.”

Originally, Netflix had been hoping to premiere the show in early 2021 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a halt put on production.

So for now, there’s not an exact release date for the eighties-themed sci-fi series.

When asked what the status of producing looked like, Wolfhard answered: “We’re still filming it. ‘Cause of COVID we had to put it on hold, but now they’re back filming right now.”

The young actor said it will still be ‘a few weeks’ before he’s back on set, adding: “I’m so excited for people to see it. It’s been a long go at it.”

In the world of Stranger Things, he also teased that there will be some ‘pretty incredible new characters’ joining the show.

One of the most notable new characters will be US comedic actor Eduardo Franco, who plays a ‘stoner’.

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Written by Aimee Walker

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