Not that there was any doubt that we were going to get a fourth season of Stranger Things, Netflix has confirmed the hit series will return and signs its creators, The Duffer Brothers, to an exclusive deal. The announcement was made with a short trailer which teased "We're not in Hawkins anymore".

Without spoiling too much if you haven't seen it, season three concluded with the apparent death of a main character, and the lives of our young friends were forever changed. There's much more to it than that, but I'm trying to be considerate of spoilers. Change seems like a key them of Stranger Things 4, but the real question is how long do we have to wait? In the past, there have been at least an 18-month wait between seasons with the longest gap being between season 2 and 3. Sadly, the announcement video doesn't give us a specific date, or indeed even a vague one. Basically, Stranger Things 4 will be with us when it's good and ready.

In addition to renewing Stranger Things, The Duffer Brothers (Matt & Ross) have signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to develop new TV shows and movies. In a shared statement, The Duffer Brothers had this to say about their new deal with Netflix.

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show - and forever changed our lives,” The Duffer Brothers said. “From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together - beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”