Monday, May 20, 2024

“Stranger Things” Have Happened: Matthew Modine Returns in Chilling Teaser for Season 4 of Netflix Series


Dr. Brenner is alive! In the teaser for “Stranger Things” season four, Matthew Modine is seen returning to the spooky series. Yay!

Brenner also seems to be holding Eleven, played by Millie Bobbie Brown, in a cell numbered 11. How did that happen? When last we saw the “Stranger Things” gang, all the supernatural stuff was resolved, everyone moved away from Hawkins. Brenner had already died at the end of Season 1. We’re very happy to see him back. (Is this a prequel? An alternate universe? A sequel? Who cares!)


 In February we learned that David Harbour’s Jim Hopper was alive and held captive in a Russian work camp. Remember all those articles about Is he coming back? And we said, Yes, don’t be ridiculous? On TV no one dies. It’s not like real life. It’s all about contract negotiations. Ask Ellen Pompeo.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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