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Stranger Things season 4 teaser sends love from Russia with a familiar face

But we're still waiting on a release date.

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Hopper is alive! At least, it looks like he is.

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Warning: Spoilers for previous seasons of Stranger Things ahead.

Netflix on Friday released a new teaser for the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things, and with it appears to come a big reveal.

The short clip shows what appear to be heavily armed Russian guards watching over prisoners as they construct a railroad across a snowy landscape. At the end of the 45-second clip, we get what Stranger Things fans have been waiting for: Hopper!

Stranger Things season 3 ended with the possibly heart-wrenching loss of Police Chief Jim Hopper, played by David Harbour. However, in a perplexing post-credits scene, viewers discover that there's an American held in a Russian prison where unluckier inmates are fed to a demogorgon. 

The new teaser seems to confirm that's where Hopper ended up. The Stranger Things account on Twitter also shared the new teaser Friday with the message "From Russia with love..."

We're still waiting on a release date for season 4. In November 2019, the show's writers tweeted out a photo of the cover of the first season-four script. The episode is called "The Hellfire Club," which is also the name of a supervillain group in the X-Men comics.

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