The first teaser has been released for season 4 of Stranger Things from Netflix, and with it comes one of the least surprising reveals in the history of television. That’s right. Hopper’s not dead. We don’t even feel bad saying it close to the beginning of the article because… c’mon… you all knew he wasn’t gonna be dead. What’s far more interesting for us is finding out what the show is doing in Russia and what Hopper is doing in what appears to be a Russian Labor Camp.

“We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway — and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper! Although it’s not all good news for our “American”; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other. Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything….

Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime — pray for the American.”

From Russia with love,
The Duffer Brothers