Stranger Things' Instagram video of a clock hints at huge season 4 drama
30 September 2019, 13:14 | Updated: 30 September 2019, 14:38
Stranger Things posted a mysterious clock and upside-down face emoji which could be a huge clue about season 4.
Stranger Things 3 left fans craving more after the emotional finale and Hopper's uncertain fate. David Harbour has been teasing his character's whereabouts in a series of cryptic Instagram posts and profile picture changes. Now, the official Stranger Things account has joined in on the mystery and intrigue, and fans are already shook.
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We haven't got a Stranger Things 4 release date (or even an official confirmation!) However, the series is reportedly set to begin filming in October. So, it seems we were due for a bit of an update from the Stranger Things folks.
Over the weekend (29 Sept), the Stranger Things social accounts posted three very cryptic hints that prove we are officially in the season 4 era.
The first clue was a tweet consisting of two emojis. The first emoji is a clock, while the second is an upside-down smiley face emoji. The upside-down smiley emoji is a pretty obvious reference to the show's terrifying parallel dimension – the 'upside down'. The clock, however, requires a bit more consideration.
Could we be talking about a time jump or even a difference in the passage of time for people trapped in the upside-down? Ahem, HOPPER PERHAPS?! Some fans even suggested that a time travel plot could be on the table.
🕰️🙃— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) September 29, 2019
The second piece of unusual activity on the show's social accounts involved a change in their Instagram and Twitter bios and display photos. The display photo for the accounts have been changed to a spooky photo of a clock that looks like it is seconds away from striking 12.
The clock and upside-down face show up once again in the bios.
This mysterious clock was also referenced on their Instagram stories.
Fans reacted and added their own theories into the mix.
In the theater in Starcourt mall they were watching back to the future and suddenly stranger things changes their icon to a distorted looking clock & tweets: “🕰🙃” on GOD THEY FINNA TIME TRAVEL & iM PANICKING pic.twitter.com/uymXdQMdXs— 𝐿𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 🕸 (@lxlly313) September 30, 2019
Stranger Things officially instagram account posted this in their stories. A clock from the upside down. And then in the song never ending story “written in the pages is the answer to a never ending story”. The pages can be Hoopper’s letter. #strangerthings #st4 #upsidedown pic.twitter.com/KnsFBgTT7J— Christopher Reyes (@madafakris1) September 29, 2019
stranger things fandom coming back for one day when the st account posts a clock emoji pic.twitter.com/8QjhnJCd0K— hails (@milevenmixtape) September 29, 2019
So, what does it all mean? Well, with David Harbour dropping hints left and right and the show's official accounts joining in on the shenanigans, I'd say we're (at the very least) days away from an announcement about season 4.
The Duffer Brothers like to play things close to the vest, so it's unlikely that we'll find out any substantial plot details before season 4 actually drops. However, they might be willing to reveal this pretty major hint about time playing a big part in season 4. Luckily, it looks like we won't have to wait long for more clarity on what this all means.