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‘Stranger Things’ renewed for fourth season at Netflix as creators sign multi-year deal with streaming service


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“Stranger Things” will be back for a fourth season, Netflix announced Monday, nearly three months after the third season of the 1980s sci-fi drama began streaming.

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix," creators Matt and Ross Duffer said in a statement.

"Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. 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!”

The wildly popular show, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour and Winona Ryder, has earned 178 Emmy nominations and five wins over its three-season run.

An estimated 40.7 million household accounts watched part of season three in the first four days it was available, Netflix, which typically doesn’t release viewership data, claimed in July.

Netflix also announced that the show’s creators have inked a multi-year film and series overall deal with the streaming service, but did not provide any more details.

“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with ‘Stranger Things’ and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”