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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Stranger Things 3 is out and free for everyone out there to consume at their leisure, but of course, many hungry audiences members — as we reported on earlier this week — have already watched everything available, meaning many are already wondering what the showrunners have in store for the NEXT season of the hit horror-nostalgia trip of a series.

Well, rest easy, impatient reader. Sure, it’s probably still another year-and-a-half until we get our next hit of Stranger Things, but you can rest assured that the showrunners have at least a broad idea of what’s going to happen in the next season, as co-showrunner Ross Duffer told EW.

“We don’t want to write ourselves in a corner so we try to have these early discussions with the writers just to make sure that we’re setting ourselves up to go in the right direction. We don’t know a lot, but we do know a lot of the big broad strokes. At the end of season two, we knew about Billy. We knew that the Russians were going to come in. We didn’t know the mall and stuff, but again, we know these big broad strokes. That’s sort of where we are in season four. We have the big broad strokes. It’s just now about filling in those lines in the details. We’re pretty excited about where it’s potentially going to go. Again, like we said, it’s going to feel very different than this season. But I think that’s the right thing to do and I think it’ll be exciting.”

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“I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins,” co-showrunner Matt Duffer said.

“Assuming there’s a season 4,” Ross added. “Obviously the question of who that American is in that cell and then also what they’re doing with the Demogorgon, is a tease, that’s obviously going to play a huge role in a potential season four.

“Certainly season three ends with several plot strands that are separate from each other,”  executive producer Shawn Levy added to the mix. “And should there be a season 4, I think we’ll see them all explored.”

So there you have it. No, they don’t have the specifics down at all, but they do know all the basic details of the overarching narrative. What do you think of what the showrunners and executive producers had to say? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: EW

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.