With “Stranger Things 4” already confirmed and production due to start in January 2020, fans are desperate to find out more about the upcoming series. The Duffer Brothers, creators of the hit Netflix series, have now teased the title of the first episode: The Hellfire Club. We’ve already seen a teaser video focussing on the Upside Down and the tag line of “we’re not in Hawkins anymore” so what could The Hellfire Club be?
In Marvel comics The Hellfire Club is an elite group of powerful people who aim “to obtain and exert power through politics and economic influence instead of outward conquest and domination” (source: Marvel Fandom). As we know form season 3 there was a large focus on government agencies – particularly with the new Russian involvement – so the title could be relating to a more undercover, spy-like approach rather than all-out war. Perhaps scarier is the fact the Hellfire Clubs were real things in 18th Century England – their secrecy leading many to believe they were involved in satanic acts…
Production is expected to run from January to August 2020 with fans expecting the new season to be released December 2020 after the usual 18 month gap between seasons.
The series has been a smash hit for Netflix since it’s release in 2016 and has propelled the careers of its stars including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and more. The previous season, “Stranger Things 3”, introduced a new location to the series in the Starcourt Mall as well as showing us a great deal about Russia’s involvement. Perhaps Stranger Things 4 will be set in Russia rather than Hawkins? Or maybe, judging by the teaser, the series will be set solely in the Upside Down.