Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
stranger things 4
Image via Netflix

‘Stranger Things 4’ taking Eleven to darker places than ever before

Millie Bobbie Brown has said that 'Stranger Things 4' will take her character, Eleven, to the darkest place we've ever seen.
This article is over 2 years old and may contain outdated information

Millie Bobby Brown is back as the telekinetically powered Eleven in Stranger Things 4. As the fourth season is nearly upon us, we can look back at where we left our young band of heroes at the end of the last season. Eleven and the gang managed to take on and defeat the Demogorgon whilst shutting down the secret Russian military base residing beneath The Starcourt Mall with the apparent loss of Jim Hopper (who we now know is in a Russian prison) and the death of Billy. The gang were split up as Eleven left Hawkins along with the Byers family, and though they moved far away from the town and their friends, it appears their troubles are not far behind.

Recommended Videos

Eleven has already had a pretty horrific time of it, spending her childhood locked up as a government experiment only to escape and face the horrors of the Upside Down, a world colliding with her own as a result of those experiments. She has faced monsters, Demogorgons, the Russian military, the loss of her father figure, Hopper, losing her powers, and leaving her love and friends behind…. but according to Brown, it’s only going to get darker.

Speaking to Collider, Brown discussed filming the upcoming season and how it was one of the hardest seasons she has faced yet.

“I’m reading the script and I see Finn and some of the other characters having such a fun time, and you get to see Eleven in the darkest state she’s ever been. This has definitely been the hardest season I’ve ever filmed, and there have been some of the scariest things that I’ve ever seen as a human, which you guys will get to see for sure. I’ll get to tell more stories and touch on my experiences as a person filming on the set with these legitimate scary things.”

Stranger Things 4

Considering the way season three left off, we already know going forward just how much she has to process, and if all of that wasn’t enough of an emotional roller coaster for the character, she now has to navigate the hellish hallways of high school. But of course, show creators the Duffer brothers won’t be leaving it there, Stranger Things is hardly Stranger Things without the threat of monsters, dark dimensions and Demogorgons.

Finn Wolfhard, who plays Eleven’s romantic interest, Mike, added that “the Duffers love dark. They love horror stuff. They love evil, dead stuff, and I think they had to prove themselves and have all audiences be able to watch it and not be too safe.” This season is slated to be the penultimate for the series, which will end on season five, so the Duffer brothers will be revving up for what should be a spectacularly horrific final season.

Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 will be available on Netflix May 27, with Volume 2 coming on July 1, 2022.

We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Related Content
Image of Laura Pollacco
Laura Pollacco
Laura Pollacco is Freelance Writer at We Got This Covered and has been deep diving into entertainment news for almost a full year. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Photography from Falmouth University, Laura moved to Japan, then back to England, and now back to Japan. She doesn't watch as much anime as she would like but keeps up to date with all things Marvel and 'Lord of the Rings'. She also writes about Japanese culture for various Tokyo-based publications.