‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 is just around the corner, but Netflix hasn’t given a release date yet. But in a November 2021 teaser, the fans might have spotted the clue that reveals the release date of the new season.
There is marketing and then there is ‘genius marketing’. In the case of popular series and films, marketing plays a major role in creating excitement regarding the project among the audience. When it comes to ‘Stranger Things’, it happened recently with the whole hype about the fourth season. A teaser was released in November, which was nicely cut and got fans all over the world impatient to witness the magic on-screen. As it happens with the trailers and the teasers, people carefully analyze to find the clues and hints related to the show. In November 2021, the trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 was released to massive success. It showed Eleven starting a new school and some helicopters getting blown up, suggesting that the action will be bigger and better than ever. But it is now claimed that the mystery of the season 4 release date was also there in the trailer.
- ‘Stranger Things 4’ release date clue
- ‘Stranger Things’ trailer gives release date hints
In the trailer, there was a pizza van and the number on it read – 805-45-PIZZA. Now, it would be really ‘not smart’ to assume that the makers didn’t realize that number will be dialed by almost everyone viewing that trailer. Hence, they thought about playing with it, just for the sake of it. Also, to treat their loyal fan-base with the release date confirmation for the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’. An article published on CBR said that if you dial the number, it takes you to a male voice saying that this number was active. Usually, fake numbers are shown in films and TV shows, and it was quite surprising that this number was actually active.
‘Stranger Things 4’ release date clue
Anyway, it was clear that dialing the number once was not enough. Thus, the number was dialed twice, and it took the fans to Happy Birthday Music. It was also quite a complex clue as it could mean two things. Firstly, ‘Happy Birthday’ was the title of the final episode of the third season. Hence, it could be a nod to that. But the more ‘overthinkers’ among the fans were not really satisfied with it. ‘It couldn’t be that simple’, they thought.
‘Stranger Things’ trailer gives release date hints
There were multiple theories that cropped up. One of them said that the Happy Birthday music could be a clue to tell us that the next season will release on the show’s anniversary, which was July 15. That date is a Friday, the day when Netflix releases almost all its shows. When we think about it objectively, it might very well be the case.
But the theories didn’t stop here. Someone else who dialed the now-famous number came up with a theory that the music sounded more like it was from the 40s or 50s than how an 80s rendition of the music would. The fan further said that perhaps the show will get into the whole mystery surrounding the past residents of the Creel House, who got murdered in the 1940s. So, can we expect the series to get into more of the Creel House mystery?
Whatever it is, the marketing team has done their job stupendously. The teasers released so far have strayed away deliberately from explaining too much about the plot and have kept everything under the cards, rather successfully.
Let’s wait for a confirmed release date. Until then, we have the previous episodes to freshen up our memories.
Tell us in the comments what do you think of this ‘Birthday Music’ mystery and what it means? Also, tell us what’s your guess about the release date of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4?