Stranger Things 4: Hawkins National Lab Signals Something for Thursday

So it looks like it's finally time, Stranger Things fans. After a long stretch of production due to COVID-related delays, tomorrow appears to be the day that viewers have been waiting for. We think. Because the clip released on Wednesday (tipped off by the show's writing crew) shows us some ominous and bloody-looking things going on as the monitors in the control room of the Hawkins National Laboratory flicker on and off with some interesting images. Here's a look at what we caught, followed by the Netflix clip itself and the promise of something (teaser? poster? image?) heading our way on Thursday.

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Stranger Things 4: Hawkins National Lab Signals Something for Thursday
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Stranger Things 4: Hawkins National Lab Signals Something for Thursday
Image: Screencap
Stranger Things 4: Hawkins National Lab Signals Something for Thursday
Image: Screencap
Stranger Things 4: Hawkins National Lab Signals Something for Thursday
Image: Screencap
stranger things
Image: Screencap
Stranger Things 4: Hawkins National Lab Signals Something for Thursday
Image: Screencap
stranger things
Image: Screencap
stranger things
Image: Screencap

Unfortunately due to technical difficulties, Hawkins National Laboratory will be closed until further notice- but the folks over at Netflix's Stranger Things will be back in service tomorrow (Thursday, May 6) at 9 AM ET.

Previously, we learned that Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Sweeney Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart, The Binge), and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great, Howards End) are joining the cast as series regulars. Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands, Westworld), Mason Dye (Bosch, The Goldbergs), Nikola Djuricko (Genius, In The Land of Blood and Honey), and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, V) are joining Stranger Things 4 in recurring roles. In addition, Brett Gelman's Murray Bauman has been promoted to series regular.

With a fourth season that finds "a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything," here's a look at who's playing who- offering clues to not just where our heroes stand since we last saw them but also to where the action will be taking place this season (including a psychiatric hospital). Bower plays Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at the psychiatric hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, Peter feels compelled to take a stand- but will he? Englund's Victor Creel is a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s. As for what's going on with Hopper over in Russia, Wlaschiha's Dmitri is a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper: smart, cunning, and charming- but can he be trusted? Djuricko's Yuri is a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter.

Quinn's Eddie Munson is an audacious 80's metalhead who runs The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High's official D&D club. Hated by those who don't understand him — and beloved by those who do — Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicenter of this season's mystery. Meanwhile, Franco's Argyle is a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza- and Jonathan's (Charlie Heaton) new best friend. Augustus' Lt. Colonel Sullivan is an intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all (uh-oh), while Dye's Jason Carver is living the life of the handsome, rich, sports star who's dating the most popular girl in school. That is until a new evil threatening Hawkins turns everyone's world upside down.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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