Stranger Things 4 first-look snaps preview the scariest series yet

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Stranger Things series 4 cast (L-R) Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, and Finn Wolfhard (Netflix)
Stranger Things series 4 cast (L-R) Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, and Finn Wolfhard return for "scariest series" (Netflix)

Stranger Things is back on our screens in just a couple months and fans have been amped up with the release of new images and renewed talk of it being 'scariest series ever'.

Today, Netflix shared a gallery of first-look photos from Stranger Things 4, which picks up six months after the events of the previous series.

Set to be released in two volumes, with the first five episodes arriving on Netflix on 27 May and the second on 1 July, 2022, series four takes fans back to the town of Hawkins, Indiana.

The show's whiz kids, (L-R) Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, are back to their famous brainstorming (Netfliz)
The show's whiz kids, (L-R) Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, are back to their famous brainstorming (Netflix)

The images show most of the original cast, including Winona Ryder, are returning and they will be joined by a few 'scary' newcomers.

While trailers have mainly focused on Eleven’s, played by Millie Bobby Brown, storyline and her new life in California, iconic horror actor Robert Englund, who starred in Nightmare on Elm Street, will join the show as Victor Creel, a disturbed man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.

Read more: Shawn Levy: Stranger Things S4 is the 'most cinematically ambitious season' yet

“Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more,” creators the Duffer Brothers said back in February of last year.

STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley and Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix  © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley and Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

One picture shows Eleven surrounded by her pals Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), his older brother Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton), Mike Wheeler and newcomer Argyle (Eduardo Franco). She looks unimpressed and undoubtedly forced to use her powers again to protect her friends.

Another image features Lucas Sinclair and his younger sister Erica as they sit either side of Dustin in his bedroom.

David Harbour's character Jim Hopper is still alive (Netflix)
David Harbour's character Jim Hopper is still alive (Netflix)

A synopsis for the fourth season reads: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins.

"Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.

“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”

(L-R) Stranger Things 4 cast-members Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson (Netflix)
(L-R) Stranger Things 4 cast-members Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson (Netflix)

What we know of Season 4 so far is that Hopper is still alive, according to the show's press release is “imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other.

“Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything….”

Iconic Nightmare On Elm Street actor Robert Englund  joins the Stranger Things 4 cast (Getty Images)
Iconic Nightmare On Elm Street actor Robert Englund joins the Stranger Things 4 cast (Getty Images)

The hit show, which will end at series 5, is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.

The original plot is about a young boy whose disappearance unsettles a small town and prompts his family and friends to go on a mission to find him.

In their search they uncover a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

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Stranger Things 4, Volume 1 premieres on May 27 and Volume 2 premieres on July 1 on Netflix.

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