'Stranger Things' fans left baffled after writers drop bizarre clue about season 4

'Stranger Things' fans left baffled after writers drop bizarre clue about season 4

It's a fact that Stranger Things has been an absolutely success for Netflix.

Yes, the streaming giant's original series is a perfect, nostalgic blend of the best parts of Stephen King's novels, John Carpenter's and John Hughes' movies, with a big influence from the classic caper The Goonies thrown in too. Since its initial debut, Stranger Things has amassed a global and devoted fanbase, and the third season only left us wanting more.

(Spoilers ahead for those who haven't caught up yet!)

Check out this trailer for season 3 of Stranger Things:

Season three climaxed with some pretty big cliffhangers: Sheriff Hopper was seemingly killed, the Byers family moved out of Hawkins, and the looming appearance of The Mind Flayer seems to tease at the fact that more eldritch horrors are planning on invading the little Indiana town.

Fans have been feverishly speculating what new twists and turns season four will bring, and to add fuel to the fire, showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have shared an enigmatic post on social media which has left fans baffled.

The cryptic clue first appeared on the official Stranger Things Writers Room Twitter account: a message which read: "November 16th, 1983. Hawkins, Indiana,’ accompanied by a tweet which states: "Anyway I think you’ll – sorry I couldn’t get it done – but you mean so – and it’s been – hope this is - last until -  love-" The message then cuts out before we learn the name of the person who wrote it.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Ross and Matt Duffer confirmed that the fourth season would be a little bit unconventional compared with prior seasons.

Check out this awesome interview with the Stranger Things cast: 

They stated: "We have the big broad strokes. It’s just now about filling in those lines in the details. We’re pretty excited about where it’s potentially going to go. Again, like we said, it’s going to feel very different than this season. But I think that’s the right thing to do and I think it’ll be exciting."

I'm sure that this intriguing detail will make the imaginations of fans work overtime, but until we hear anything more concrete, we'll just have to be patient and wait for the premiere.