Contains spoilers for Stranger Things seasons 1-3.
Stranger Things has released a teaser trailer ahead of season 4, and Hopper fans rejoice because Hawkins' favourite – and most charismatic – chief of police is alive and well.
The clip titled From Russia with Love features a group of men building a rail track in a remote forested area in Russia entrenched in snow - and one of those men is revealed to be David Harbour's Hopper.
Fans had feared that he died in season 3's finale after that catastrophic explosion, but instead it would appear he's been imprisoned far, far from his Indiana home.
Stranger Things season 4: What will happen?
Netflix has confirmed Hopper's return and hinted at fresh horror preparing to rear its ugly head back in the States.
A synopsis reads: "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..."
From Russia with love… pic.twitter.com/ZWEMgy63Et— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) February 14, 2020
Creators Matt and Ross Duffer added: "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."
It would appear that this season will be set in Russia and the US.
Stranger Things season 4 – Who is in it?
David Harbour's Hopper is back, and we're expecting the rest of the gang, including Millie Bobby Brown's Eleven, Finn Wolfhard's Mike, Winona Ryder's Joyce, Noah Schnapp's Will, Caleb Mclaughlin's Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo's Dustin, Natalia Dyer's Nancy, Charlie Heaton's Jonathan, Maya Hawke's Robin and Joe Keery as Steve.
Official casting beyond David Harbour has yet to be confirmed.
Stranger Things season 4 – When will it be on Netflix?
The launch date has yet to be confirmed but it's being rumoured that the show will be back at the end of 2020 or early 2021.
As Radio Times observes, two series have revolved around holiday seasons – season 2 arrived on Halloween and season 3 on Independence Day – so they're speculating that it could arrive in December for Christmas.
Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Netflix.
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