Stranger Things Star Gaten Matarazzo Teases The Tonal Shift Ahead In Season 4?

Nisha Rathod
Nisha Rathod

According to celebrity Gaten Matarazzo, Stranger Things season 4 will probably be more mature in tone as the series grows with its characters. Three seasons in and Stranger Things remains one of Netflix’s most beloved original shows. The series first began in 2016 and introduced audiences into the mysterious universe of Upside Down because it gradually invaded the town of Hawkins. Channeling the top of the 80s’ adventure films, Stranger Things won over fans with its thrilling paranormal story and endearing cast of characters. Stranger Things season 3 premiered back in the summer of 2019, and also the wait for the next batch of episodes has extended ever since.

The new season started production in early 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic soon disrupted work. Filming was closed down for many months, and though it has since resumed, Matarazzo said recently he has no idea when Stranger Things season 4 will be finished. Since it was believed the show would go back to Netflix in ancient 2021, this is a much lengthier wait than anybody ever expected. Fortunately, a lot of Stranger Things celebrities have spoken highly of those episodes to come, together with lots of hyping up its scarier tone.

Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on Stranger Things, lately talked to Entertainment Tonight about what’s to come for the Netflix hit. When he was asked about the tone for season 4, and if they’re stepping it up whatsoever, Matarazzo responded by saying, “I think we kind of have to.” He commended Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer due to their ambition before delving into how season 4 has evolved:

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When it comes to the tone of this season, it is definitely, I think the tone is definitely developed for certain, and I think they do this on purpose because I think they want their show to mature with their children. As we are growing older as people, we have to grow older as figures. They are confronted by this matter, but they adopt it, and they use it for their benefit. And they do not freak out once we get taller or if our voices fall or anything like this. They utilize it and they use it as ammunition to get their writing. It’s incredible what they can do. Working with them, it’s just exceptional. Always has been.

Matarazzo’s comments further support what several of his co-stars have said about Stranger Things season, as Finn Wolfhard previously described it as the darkest one yet. With the kids all growing up and the Upside Down continuing to pose a massive threat, it makes sense that the series could want to up the emotional stakes. Even in the earlier seasons, Stranger Things featured plenty of scares that went on to inspire a maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. This makes one wonder exactly how scarier season 4 could get.

Little is understood about Stranger Things’ season 4 story, although it had been verified that Sheriff Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is living, if not completely well, following his near-demise at the end of season 3. An early season 4 teaser revealed Hopper is now being held in a Russian prison, and it remains to be seen how he will escape. The fundamental group of kids has been split up, with all the Byers family leaving Hawkins behind. They are bound to be reunited whenever Stranger Things returns, which regrettably remains up in the atmosphere for the time being. Thankfully, progress is still being made, so fans just have to be patient for a little more.

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