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New seasons for some of our favorite television shows were underway back in March when Hollywood had to shut down production on, well, pretty much everything which wasn't a talk show. One of the projects which was in the middle of filming, was the Netflix mega hit Stranger Things, so while fans have been eagerly awaiting Season 4, it's now going to be a while longer before we can set our eyeballs on the newest season of the scare-fest. And, from what star Finn Wolfhard has said, having to stop filming when they did was also quite sad for those involved in the show.
It was just in early March that one of Finn Wolfhard's co-stars, Noah Schnapp, had revealed that they'd just done their first table read for Season 4 of the series, with four of the scripts for the latest installment being completed at that time. But, of course, it was just a few days later that all movement on the show had to stop. Here's what Wolfhard told The Guardian about what it was like to have to shut down:
It was perfect. We were ahead of schedule, which has never happened before, because there’s never a realistic approach to scheduling, and then boom, it just stopped, and everyone had to go home, and everyone’s just so sad….
Man! They were ahead of schedule? It sounds like this was the first time in four seasons that the cast and crew of Stranger Things had found themselves in such a "perfect" situation, so it's not hard to understand why they were so devastated when they had to halt production so soon afterward.
I'm sure it probably felt like the ultimate blow, but people do say that everything happens for a reason. The production being ahead of schedule as they got started in March is probably why Stranger Things is, reportedly, going to be one of the first Netflix shows to bring everyone back together to film once restrictions lift and filming guidelines can be prepared for.
Another Netflix production, The Witcher, is now set to resume filming on August 17, with that show having just begun filming in late February, and being in a similar state of very early production when things came to a screeching halt. Luckily, since Stranger Things already had half of the scripts for Season 4 ready to go by the time that first table read happened, the shut down just meant that the writers had lots of free time in which to complete the season, and the show has confirmed that the final four episodes are now finished, as well.
I don't know about you, but I cannot wait to see what Season 4 of Stranger Things holds for fans, because there are tons of questions still about everything that's going on. With the tease we got of Hopper doing hard labor in what appears to be a Russian prison work camp, we should get some more details on how that country found the Upside Down and what they're trying to do with it. Plus, we'll need to get Hopper back to Hawkins, along with Joyce, the Byers boys, and Eleven. So, there should be no shortage of action-packed and monster-filled scenes for us to enjoy this time around.
Speaking of enjoyment, Finn Wolfhard is more than ready to get back to Stranger Things and his castmates and crew, so that he can add the filming of Season 4 to what will, hopefully, be a long list of great career memories:
At the end of the road, I want to look back and say I sat in a room with all of my friends and laughed really hard and we all made something together and we did it over and over and over again. That’s what I want to do for the rest of my life.