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Stranger Things trailer teases epic conclusion to season 4

"Your friends are not prepared for this fight..."

Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things season 4
Netflix
Published: Tuesday, 21st June 2022 at 3:53 pm
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Netflix has released a brand new trailer for the second volume of Stranger Things season 4 ahead of its debut on Friday 1st July.

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The streamer posted the two-minute clip to its social channels alongside the caption: "Your friends are not prepared for this fight..." – and judging from the trailer's content, it looks like a lot of action is going to be packed into the two feature-length episodes.

It begins with an ominous warning delivered to Eleven by Doctor Brenner, who tells her: "I know you're frightened. You're terribly frightened by what you've seen. But I'm not going to lie to you – your friends are not prepared for this fight. Hawkins will fall."

During this speech we see images of Max in the Upside Down and the rest of the Hawkins gang being driven somewhere by a very anxious-looking Steve, before we hear a defiant Eleven respond: "My friends need me," as she storms away from Brenner.

The trailer also sets the stage for an almighty battle with Vecna, with Will seen telling Mike: "He's not going to stop. Not until he's taken everyone," and Robin later saying to Steve: "I have this terrible feeling, it might not work out for us this time."

And it looks like just about everyone is going to be involved in some epic action – with all sorts of brutal clashes teased as the war rages on.

The trailer closes with another chilling message, this time from Vecna. "Your friends have lost," he says.

You can check out the full trailer – which is unsurprisingly soundtracked by Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill – below.

The first volume of the fourth run has been a monumental hit – with a record number of hours streamed after it was initially added to the Netflix library, and RadioTimes.com readers voting it their favourite season so far – so hopes are incredibly high for the two-part conclusion.

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And fans certainly won't be able to complain that the episodes are too short, with episode 8 clocking in at 1 hour and 25 minutes and episode 9 lasting a whopping 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Stranger Things 4 part 2 is released on Netflix on Friday 1st July. For more, check out our dedicated Sci-Fi page or our full TV Guide.

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