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The pandemic meant that filming on the show was massively delayed, but as a result the fourth season of the Netflix show is going to be pretty spectacular, he's said.
Speaking with Collider, the producer said that the pandemic had allowed writers and creators Matt and Ross Duffer to rewrite elements of the script and finesse the screenplay ahead of filming.
"I'll just say the pandemic definitely massively delayed shooting and therefore the launch of our current Season 4, date still TBD," he said.
"But it impacted very positively by allowing the Duffer brothers, for the first time ever, to write the entire season before we shoot it and to have time to rewrite in a way that they rarely had before, so the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever".
The show shut down production in March, meaning it won't be ready for early 2021 as originally scheduled.
However, filming started up again at the beginning of last month, and it's now tipped to air late next year.
But, hey, with claims as bold as Shawn's, we don't mind holding our horses a little longer...
The exciting news was teased on Netflix's Twitter at the time, with a photo of a clapperboard from the set.
"Today in Hawkins..." said the streaming platform, to whet fans' appetites.
At the same time, the show's official Twitter shared the same image with the words "Meanwhile in the upside down..."
Fans have been desperate for Season 4 ever since the dramatic Season 3 ending, which saw Jim Hopper apparently closing The Upside Down to protect his adopted daughter Eleven from harm.
His body was never shown, which led viewers to speculate that he was killed. However, it turns out Hopper survived after all and can be seen in the trailer below:
In a teaser synopsis for the show, Netflix said that it was "not all good news" for Hopper, however. "He is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human... and other," they said.
"Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything...."
We can't wait to see how this all plays out and hopefully we aren't *too* far off getting it on our screens.
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