What is the plot of Stranger Things 4?
The only plot clue we've gotten thus far is the title of the first episode: "The Hellfire Club." Given that Stranger Things is basically about putting a bunch of kids through hellfire episode after episode, that doesn't say too much. Past that, the Stranger Things formula is pretty tried and true at this point. Weird, supernatural things start to happen in Hawkins, Indiana, and a crew of adolescents has to stop a horrible monster from destroying everything.
This time around, however, things are a bit different. At the end of Stranger Things 3, the Byers moved out of Hawkins along with Eleven, who moved in with Joyce, Will, and Jonathan after Hopper’s death. The only people from the main crew left in Hawkins now are Mike, Dustin, and Lucas along with Nancy, Steve, and Robin.
Further complicating things is the fact that the season’s post-credit scene revealed not only that the Russians have a demogorgon in captivity but also an American prisoner. The scene finally pushed the series out of Hawkins, nodding towards a potential global focus in Stranger Things 4. Given the Russian’s actions in the third season, it’s likely that they’re still attempting to find a way into the Upside Down with the goal of turning its creatures into weapons. In any case, the Stranger Things 4 announcement made things clear, cryptically warning, "We're not in Hawkins anymore."
Perhaps most importantly going into Stranger Things 4, Steve and Robin work at Family Video now.