Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has revealed that the show’s upcoming fourth season will be the “darkest” yet.
“Every season it gets darker. I will say [with] season three I was like, ‘This is the darkest season that there’ll ever be’ – exploding rats and everything,” he explained. “But really, season four so far… it’s the darkest season that’s ever been [made].
“Every year it gets amped-up; every year it gets funnier, darker and sadder – and everything. So I’m really excited for people to see it.”
As for the status of production, Wolfhard said: “We’re still filming it. ‘Cause of COVID we had to put it on hold, but now they’re back filming right now.”
🚨 Recap of Finn Wolfhard's recent interview about Stranger Things 4
📍Finn will return to ST4 in a FEW weeks (~March as he's still filming Jesse's A24 film)
📍Eduardo Franco's Argyle stoner character is brilliant
📍ST4 is funnier, darker, & sadder
— Finn Wolfhard Updates (@fwolfhardupdate) February 14, 2021
The actor explained that he will go back to the Stranger Things set “in a few weeks”, adding: “I’m so excited for people to see it. It’s been a long go at it.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Wolfhard teased that some “pretty incredible new characters” will be added to the Stranger Things world for season four, including a “stoner” played by US comedic actor Eduardo Franco.
Back in December, David Harbour (who portrays Jim Hopper) said that the series’ next instalment was his favourite yet, “because [Hopper] really is going to show you some new colours and what he’s really made up of.”
He explained: “[You will] see a lot of your favourite characters doing the thing that you love them for … but you’ll also see them twist it and turn it into other colours and other flavours.”