Stranger Things is finally returning to the small screen, and the hit Netflix series has chosen Ella Fitzgerald’s legendary “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” to accompany the trailer for the highly-anticipated Season 4.
The song gives the trailer a dream-like quality, with Fitzgerald’s classic, instantly recognizable voice giving the visual a nostalgic tint.
It’s been a long wait for fans, who have had to wait over three years to see what the kids (now teens) of Hawkins, Indiana have been up to.
The fourth season won’t arrive on Netflix until 2022, but during a three-hour Tudum online fan event this weekend, Netflix finally revealed new footage of the show’s upcoming season, focusing on a brand new location: the Creel House.
The series showrunners the Duffer Brothers describe the house as a “super important” location in season 4 and the new promo shows both the kids in present-day breaking into an abandoned house, as well as a flashback to a family moving into the home in the 1950s, hence the Ella track.
Previous trailers have also teased a few new locations for the show, which last season set the stage for after Police Chief Jim Hopper ended up in Russia. The show is also set to debut at least four new characters: band nerd Vickie, basketball player Patrick, guidance counselor Ms. Kelly and cheerleader Chrissy.
Originally written by two relatively unknown musicians, Fabian Andre and Wilber Schwandt, the lyrics were written by Gus Kahn, one of the most successful lyricists of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s
Over the years, “Dream a Little Dream” has been recorded by Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and most famously by Cass Elliott and The Mamas and The Papas for the 1968 album, The Papas and The Mamas.
While no official return date has been confirmed, fans will have to be satiated by this revealing promo for the time being.