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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

  • Premiered: 
    July 15, 2016
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

Set in 1980s Indiana, STRANGER THINGS is a one-hour drama series that follows friends, family and local police as they search for answers after a young boy vanishes into thin air. Along the way, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. The town's residents include: Joyce, a working class single mother still reeling from the disappearance of her son, Will, a small and sensitive boy who doesn't fit into the 1980's definition of normal; Jonathan, Will's older teenage brother; the town's police of chief; Mike, a bullied 12-year-old who becomes an unlikely hero in the quest to save his best friend; Nancy, Mike's teenage older sister; Dustin, a 12-year-old who marches to the beat of his own drum and whose sense of humor helps defuse tense situations in the series; Lucas, an opinionated friend of Mike's, who possesses a fierceness and courage the other boys lack; and other residents of this small town. Netflix premiered the eight-episode first season on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.

The nine-episode second season of STRANGER THINGS premiered on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire new season. It's been nearly a year since Will's strange disappearance, but life's hardly back to normal in Hawkins. Not even close. Season 2 opens with the town prepping for Halloween, as a high-scoring rival shakes things up at the arcade and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins. After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb. Then, Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.

Netflix released the entire eight-episode third season of STRANGER THINGS on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

The nine-episode fourth season of STRANGER THINGS dropped in two parts: the first seven episodes on Friday, May 27, 2022 and the final two episodes on Friday, July 1, 2022. 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.
The Season 4 finale debuted on Friday, July 1, 2022, as Netflix released the last two episodes of the season:

"Chapter Eight: Papa" (85 minutes): Nancy has sobering visions, and El passes an important test. Back in Hawkins, the gang gathers supplies and prepares for battle.

"Chapter Nine: The Piggyback" (150 minutes): With selfless hearts and a clash of metal, heroes fight from every corner of the battlefield to save Hawkins -- and the world itself.

STRANGER THINGS will return for a fifth and final season.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Montauk

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Netflix


  • - Hawkins, Indiana USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • October 27, 2017: Bob 'The Brain' Newby dies
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