The world’s biggest show right now has succumbed to the Coronavirus pandemic, putting the shooting schedule for Stranger Things season 4 on hold for the foreseeable future.
Highlights! Stranger Things Season 4 Put On Hold Due To Coronavirus
- Shooting was supposed to start in New Mexico
- Two stars attended the last NBA game
- The development now puts an uncertain tag on Stranger Things 4 release date
After staying put in Atlanta for 3 seasons, Stranger Things was on course to shoot in New Mexico for season 4. However, the coronavirus outbreak, which is officially a pandemic now, has triggered a chaotic industry-wide shutdown. These are strange times and Stranger Things season 4 shooting schedules is now upside down.
In fact, two of the show’s stars Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin were even spotted in public watching an NBA game in Georgia – Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks, before bidding goodbye to the state. However, the New Mexico plans have been shelved as of now.
The last game for a while
The game was the last NBA game for a while as the season has been suspended due to Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert being tested positive for coronavirus. It looks like season 4 production of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things is now on course to suffer the same fate.
The production had kicked off in Atlanta with cast reunion and table read. McLaughlin, Matarazzo and other stars Millie Bobby Brown, Charlie Heaton, David Harbour, Cara Buono, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Noah Schnapp, Maya Hawke and Finn Wolfhard were all scheduled to leave for New Mexico.
Delay impacts Stranger Things Season 4 release
Back in September 2019, Stranger Things was confirmed for season 4. The table read happened earlier this month and the show looked on schedule for a 4th of July release mimicking season 3, which was also the largest ever first-day viewership on release for a Netflix Originals show.
However, with the Coronavirus delay, the Stranger Things Season 4 release date is now an uncertainty. The shooting will be on hold for the foreseeable future and expected to stay suspended through April. If fortunes favour and May sees a decrease in the spread of the pandemic, shooting might restart. But the release will now certainly not happen before September 2020.