‘Stranger Things’ resumes season 4 filming after coronavirus delays

With October underway, the approach of the Halloween holiday means spooky season is underway. And what’s spookier than odd and inexplicable things?

Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things” paused production earlier on in the coronavirus pandemic, but filming appears to be back in action.

The official Twitter account for the show posted an image Thursday suggesting that the cast and crew had been filming scenes.

A teaser video posted on the account on Valentine’s Day showed the series storyline will expand outside of Hawkins and into Russia.

In another twist, David Harbour returns as Hopper despite indications that he died at the end of season 3.

As the season closed, one scene showed Russian soldiers walking past a prisoner’s cell in some sort of facility, when one said “No, not the American.” At the time, it wasn’t clear who they might have been talking about, although fans had their fair share of guesses.

Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of the series, confirmed in February that “Stranger Things” would return for a fourth season and revealed more details about the mysterious “American,” saying:

“We’re excited to officially confirm that production on ‘Stranger Things 4’ is now underway — and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper. Although it’s not all good news for our ‘American’; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other. Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything…”

While a release date for the new season has not yet been announced, the Duffer brothers said fans can expect season four to be the “biggest and most frightening season yet."

“We cannot wait for everyone to see more,” they said. “In the meantime, pray for the American.”

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