Did Netflix Reveal a Major Spoiler in First 'Stranger Things 4' Trailer?


Warning: This article may contain spoilers for the fourth season of "Stranger Things."

Creators of "Stranger Things" just released a major announcement to fans on Valentine's Day.

Fans may have gotten a major question answered earlier than expected in the first trailer for the Netflix show's highly anticipated fourth season.

The popular mystery revolving around Hopper's fate has been resolved in the teaser, which features a dramatic shot of prisoners in a cold grim Russia building up to a big reveal: the return of David Harbour's beloved character.

The series creators, the Duffer brothers, confirmed the crucial comeback.

"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!" they said in a statement. "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 Hopper appeared to be killed off at the end of Season 3, his return isn't as triumphant as fans may have hoped, with the character appearing to be in a chain gang in Russia.

"Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime — pray for the American," the Duffer brothers said.

Netflix renewed the series for a fourth season back in September. In November, Netflix UK and Ireland announced the title of season four's first episode — "Chapter One: The Hellfire Club" — on Twitter.

The season was announced in September, when a short teaser hinted at a departure from Hawkins, Indiana, but with the Upside Down was still present.

The announcement was made nearly three months after the release of the show's third season on July 4. The first glimpse at the new chapter for the series ended with an ominous note, saying, "We're not in Hawkins anymore," as a bell rings out.

Netflix has not yet announced a release date for "Stranger Things 4."

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