Back in February, Matt and Ross Duffer shared an open letter to fans in which they teased Season 4 as both the “most challenging” and “most rewarding” one yet.
“Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things,” the duo said. “At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four, but—as you’ll soon see for yourselves—we are now hurtling toward our finale.”
While the series’ fifth season will indeed be its last, the Duffers assured fans that “many more exciting stories” within the larger Stranger Things world are still left to be told. “But first we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a broken police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down,” the brothers said, adding that they’re “grateful” for fans’ patience and support.
A undercover officer named Rogers is the only one who can get in close enough to the criminals that terrorize neighborhoods with drugs and violence. However, he finds himself becoming part of the problem as he almost becomes what he’s trying to bring down.