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Stranger Things renewed for fourth season at Netflix

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Story by Jack Foley

NETLFIX has renewed its celebrated sci-fi series Stranger Things for a fourth season.

In doing so, the streaming giant has also signed its creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, to a multiple-year film and TV overall deal that, according to sources cited by The Hollywood Reporter, is worth nine figures.

The news arrives nearly three months after the third season of the streamer’s 1980s-set drama returned after more than a year away.

A return date for season four has not yet been determined.

In a statement, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: “The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love.

“We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of the Upside Down.”

Stranger Things is widely considered to be one of Netflix’s most popular scripted original series. Although it does not release viewership data, the streamer did announce in July that some 40.7 million household accounts had watched part of season three since its July 4 launch, which represented “more than any other film or series” in its first four days.

It also noted that 18.2 million households had already finished all of season three.

Confirming news of the deal and the show’s renewal, the Duffers said in their own joint statement: “We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Back in early 2015, Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show – and forever changed our lives.

“From that first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire Netflix team has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together – beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”