Is it even fun if Stranger Things doesn’t get stranger by every release? The cast and crew are staying up to the show’s name and have reportedly taken things to another level of horror and madness with their upcoming season — so much so that they felt like a warning should be issued for its young viewers. The stars of the Netflix sci-fi series’ season four, due to release on May 27, told E!News that fans cannot even anticipate what awaits them.
“I thought they’d have to tone it down,” Joseph Quinn, who plays Eddie, told the publication. “I didn’t think they would commit to how gruesome it was on the page. But clearly they don’t care about young kids at all.”
By the sounds of it, this one will not be for the weak hearts. Joe Kerry, who plays Steve in the thriller, echoed Quinn’s thoughts about the show’s gruesome details. “Kids will be scared. Kids will have nightmares. If I was a kid and I was watching this, it would be disturbing.”
Caleb McLaughlin, who has been around since the beginning as Lucas, also affirmed the sentiment. “When I watched this season, I was like ‘Wow, I don’t think I would want my nephew to watch this,'” he said. “It’s very gory. It’s a lot. It’s really intense. We really took it up a notch.” About exactly what specifics will make the season so frightening, Maya Hawke, who plays Robin, said “the bone breaking is really not my favourite thing to watch.”
Earlier last month, Netflix released the trailer for its long-awaited Stranger Things season 4, and it depicted the town of Hawkins facing a demonic threat with Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, being told, “Without you, we can’t win this war.” The video hears Journey’s 1983 classic Separate Ways.
Creators Matt and Ross Duffer recently called season four their “Game of Thrones season,” since it tells a sprawling story with a large number of characters in different locations, having expanded into a nine-episode-long run split into two parts. The first three episodes of the season will debut May 27 – three years after season three aired – and the rest will make its way to scare the audiences on July 1.