Stranger Things Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix!

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There is still relatively little way to know just how many people watch any given show on Netflix.

But while those numbers aren't as transparent as we might like them to be, when a show oozes into popular culture the way Stranger Things does, we can guess it's right up there with viewership.

So it's no surprise that Netflix announced Stranger Things Season 4 is coming our way.

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In addition to the fourth-season pickup, brother Matt and Ross Duffer inked a multi-year film and television deal that could be worth nine figures.

That certainly shows some faith in the Duffer Brothers and Stranger Things!

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If you're wondering how the figures work, Netflix releases what they want you to know.

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In July, they announced that over 40 million household accounts had watched at least a portion of Stranger Things Season 3 since it's release.

They also shared that 18.2 million households had finished Season 3 in its entirety.

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Neilsen had previously shared that more than 15 million people watched the Stranger Things Season 2 premiere within three days of airing with 11 million of those in the key demo.

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Similarly, Parrot Analytics named Stranger Things Season 2 the most popular show in the country.

“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

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“We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of the Upside Down.”

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"We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Back in early 2015, Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives," the Duffers said in a joint statement Monday.

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"From that first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire Netflix team has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance and creative freedom we always dreamed about.

"We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to the Upside Down!"

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Numbers are one thing, and awards are another.

Stranger Things has netted 18 Emmy nominations and won five awards.

Of course, we have no idea if Stranger Things Season 4 will be the last of the series, and Netflix's three to four seasons and done structure is always a concern.

But with a show that is as embedded in modern culture as Stranger Things, it wouldn't be the strangest thing at all for it to continue past the fourth season.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Stranger Things Quotes

Hatch said that music can reach parts of the brain that words can't. So maybe that's the key, a lifeline. A lifeline back to reality. It's worth a shot.


Dear Billy, I don't know if you can even hear this. Two years ago, I would have said, 'That's ridiculous, impossible.' "But that was before I found out about alternate dimensions and monsters, so... I'm just going to stop assuming that I know anything. So much has happened since you left. Your dad was a total mess. He and my mom started getting into fights. Bad fights. I don't think he could stand being here without you. So he left. And he didn't leave Mom much. She's taken an extra job, and we moved to that lovely trailer park off Kerley. Basically, ever since you left, everything's been... A total disaster. And the worst part is, I can't tell anyone why you're gone. I can't tell them that you saved El's life. That you saved my life. I play that moment back in my head all the time. And sometimes I imagine myself running to you, pulling you away. I imagine that if I had, that you would still be here. And everything would be... ( sobs ) ...everything would be right again. I imagine that we... That we could've become friends. Good friends, like... like a real brother and sister. And I know that's stupid. You hated me.I hated you. But I thought that maybe... Maybe we could try again. But that's not what happened. I just... I stood there and I watched. For a while, I tried to be happy. Normal. But I... I think that maybe a part of me died that day too. And I haven't told anyone this. I... I just can't. But I had to tell you. Before it's too late. If you can even hear this. I really hope that you can. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry, Billy. Love, your shitty little sister, Max.