Stranger Things season 4 was on track for an early 2021 premiere before production recently hed. Sheriff Jim Hopper actor David Harbour revealed the news during a Q&A with fans on social media. Production on the highly anticipated season 4 had started only in the middle of February before it was abruptly shut down a few weeks ago, which was not an easy decision for anybody at Netflix or the show's cast and crew. However, it was the best decision to make at the time as just about all of Hollywood is on pause.
Since most of the world is hanging out indoors these days, David Harbour let fans ask him questions via Instagram. Obviously, a lot of people wanted to know about Stranger Things and the status of season 4. Answering a question about the release, Harbour revealed that it "was supposed to come out early next year, I think, hough I don't have authority on this." This falls in with the timeline that many had already thought of, since late this year seemed like a bit of a stretch.
Will we still see Stranger Things season 4 early next year? For now, it seems like we won't. David Harbour went on to say the release date will "probably be pushed back," and did not give an estimate as to how far the show will be delayed. For now, we'll just have to wait and see when things start to get back to normal, which could take some time. Regardless, the heh of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance, so when Netflix gives the greenlight, it will be after a lot of thought and consideration.
There were not a lot of people who expected to see Stranger Things season 4 this year, though there was hope. The show has had a bit of a slower turnaround, mainly due to the fact that the cast is in high demand to do other projects. Also, the Duffer Brothers like to take their time when crafting the seasons, making sure they are the best they can be. So, while it may be a while, it will hopefully be worth the wait when season 4 finally emerges.
Much like the movie theaters, Netflix may have to start juggling its release calendar with all of the projects that are currently on hold. Stranger Things is arguably the biggest draw to the streaming platform, so there will be some careful thought as to where to place it when the time comes. David Harbour is a part of another project which has just been delayed. The actor has a part in Marvel Studios' long-awaited Black Widow movie, which was due to hit theaters on May 1st. For now, it's unclear when it will be released in theaters. The Q&A was originally taken from David Harbour's Instagram stories, but has since expired.
Stranger Things is showing the world how Will Byers is practicing social distancing. Even Hawkins is staying indoors these days. Production halted on the highly anticipated season 4 of the hit Netflix series a few weeks ago and it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer to see it. Chief Hopper star David Harbour says that they originally wanted to have the show ready for early 2021, but that probably won't happen now.
9am: play on the stairs 12pm: call the homies3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does6pm: cookie dinner pic.twitter.com/lkGwhPbv20
— Stranger Things @Stranger_Things March 26, 2020
The Stranger Things social media accounts continue to entertain fans online. Everybody could use a few laughs these days and today, we now have an example of what a typical day for Will Byers consists of. Here's what Will does: '9am: play on the stairs, 12pm: call the homies, 3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does, and 6pm: cookie dinner.' The social media account posted pictures of each of his activities and they warn to stay away from trying number 3. They don't want people getting their heads stuck through their railings.
While a lot of social media accounts will post something and then leave it alone, the Stranger Things account actually takes time to respond to fans in a humorous way. It's interactive in a time when a lot of fans could use some extra fun as they stay home and try to social distance from each other. While most of Will Byers' activities are questionable, calling 'the homies' is probably the best one and something that a lot of people should be doing more of. Eating cookies for dinner can be fun, but not every night.
Stranger Things season 4 will see the return of Chief Hopper, although we're not exactly sure how that happens at this time. On Valentine's Day, fans were treated to the very first footage of the upcoming season and it featured Hopper in Russia, working on some train tracks. He appears to be enslaved, but that won't last for long. The first footage was a great way to get everybody excited, which has now been ground to a halt with the rest of the entertainment industry.
Since nobody really knows when we'll have to stop social distancing from each other, it's unclear when Stranger Things season 4 will go back into production. For now, Netflix is looking out for the safety of their cast and crew, along with the fans, which is why we get to see how Will Byers spends his day at home. Regardless, we should find out in the next few weeks when everything is able to start production again, we're just going to have to be a bit more patient than normal. You can check out Will Byers practicing his social distancing above, thanks to the official Stranger Things Twitter account.
We’ve only seen five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty. The new episodes aired towards the end of last year, and since then, we’ve gotten no word from Adult Swim on when we’ll see the rest of the season. Considering the recent delays due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most TV shows and movies that were in production, the return of Rick and Morty is completely up in the air. However, the duo did return to Adult Swim this past weekend, albeit in a much different form.
During the Toonami block of programming that airs anime shows on Adult Swim, there was a whole Rick and Morty anime short inspired by Lone Wolf and Cub, the manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, which has been turned into several different movies and TV adaptations, not to mention having a huge influence on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Watch the Rick and Morty anime short below.
Rick and Morty Anime Short
Titled Samurai and Shogun, the Rick and Morty anime short finds Rick as a samurai who is taking care of Morty, confined to a levitating wheelchair of some kind. The two are walking through a field at night when suddenly a bunch of portals open around them to reveal a small army of Ninja Ricks. Apparently, Shogun Morty is the soul of the Ninja Ricks, and they want him back. But they’re not going to get him without a fight.
A bloody battle ensues in perfect anime style, thanks to the writing and directing of Kaichi Sato, as well as producer Maki Terashima. The blood doesn’t just splatter, but it shoots like a firehose from the various fatal wounds that Samurai Rick inflicts on the endless Ninja Ricks. Limbs are lost, heads are sliced, and one Ninja Rick even has is face cut clean-off. Shogun Morty gets in on the action too, thanks to some concealed blades in his hover-chair.
There’s still no update on when Rick and Morty will continue with the rest of the forth season, but if Adult Swim has more shorts like this up their sleeve in various animation styles, that would certainly help pass the time. Hopefully we’ll hear more soon.