'Stranger Things' is happening: there will be at least two more seasons of the Netflix hit

The show's creators also think the fourth season will be even stronger thanks to a forced pause due to the pandemic

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Don't worry, this story will feature no spoilers. But still, Stranger Things fans will know that season three of the hit Netflix show ended in a way that felt seriously final.

However, the show's creators, the Duffer Brothers, say it's far from over. They have confirmed that at least two more seasons lie ahead.

Ross Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter that "season four won't be the end".

"We know what the end is, and we know when it is," he said of the storyline. "[The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story."

As for when we will actually get to see season four, the showrunners say the pandemic has delayed things. IMDb currently lists the release date of the next season as 2021, suggesting there will be no Stranger Things this year.

Ross Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter that their priority is "the safety of the cast and crew", adding that this "will dictate" when they return to shooting. However, his brother Matt noted that the hold-up means the storyline may actually be stronger by the time they get to film.

"We've had a lot more time to work on the scripts. For the first time, we have all the scripts written and we're able to look at it as a whole piece and make adjustments."

A teaser trailer for season four released six months ago sees show hero Hopper (played by David Harbour) in what looks like a very dreary, secure working prison in Russia.

Remember, Alexei, a key character in season three, is Russian.

But why is Hopper there? Or, more intriguingly, how did he end up there? It seems like we will have to wait until next year to find all that out.