Stranger Things season four is due to land on Netflix sometime in 2021 and fans cannot wait to see the main cast return. Netflix made the shock announcement confirming fan-favourite Jim Hopper. The first season begins in November 6th 1983, when researchers at Hawkins National Laboratory open a rift to the "Upside Down", an alternate dimension that reflects onto the real world. A monstrous humanoid creature escapes and abducts a boy named Will Byers and a teenage girl named Barbara Holland. Will's mother, Joyce, and the town's police. All of the characters return to Hawkins at the end of Stranger Things 4 to deal with the massive crisis created by Vecna. A massive gate to the Upside Down opened throughout Hawkins, leaving the. July 15, 2016. ( 2016-07-15) –. present. ( present) Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama streaming television series created by the Duffer Brothers. The brothers serve as showrunners and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The first season of the series was released on Netflix on July 15, 2016.. Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have revealed they were originally going to kill off another character, as if the death of Eddie Munson wasn't enough. The Stranger Things season 4.