ELEVEN could be set for her most twisted story arc yet, according to the scripts for season 4.
The beloved Netflix sci-fi drama has never been afraid to put its young actors through their paces, with terrifying monsters, sickening experiments and government conspiracies all part and parcel of life in Hawkins.
Eleven could be exposed to evil influencesCredit: NETFLIX
However, judging by the title for the first episode of season 4, next year’s instalment will take an even darker turn.
The premiere, written by show creators Ross and Matt Duffer will be titled Chapter One: The Hellfire Club.
Taking to Twitter, the show’s official account shared a picture of the script alongside the caption: “Looking for new members… are you in?”
Unsurprisingly the post was soon flooded with excited messages from fans.
Show writers shared a pic of the first script of season 4Credit: TWITTER
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for anything in my life!” one user wrote.
“All I need is a release date and I can start counting down the days,” another added.
While a third chimed in: “Hurry up and get the thing done already!”
The Hellfire Club is a nod to famed Marvel franchise The X-Men, specifically the group of villains behind the Dark Phoenix saga that spanned the 80s.
Could Dr Brenner make a dastardly return?
Kali's gang could make a return in season 4Credit: NETFLIX
Lead by the cunning Emma Frost, the group sought to tempt telepath Jean Grey – who happens to have many of the same gifts as Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) – into embracing her dark side to unleash her full potential.
This seems to suggest that some kind of organisation could look to exploit Eleven as she tries to rediscover her powers, which mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last season.
This could mean more experiments at the hands of the infamous Dr Brenner, or perhaps a reunion with the gang headed up by Kali back in season 2 episode The Lost Sister.
It wouldn’t be the first time Stranger Things paid homage to The X-Men.
In the show’s very first episode Will challenged Dustin to a bike race on the condition he would get a copy of Uncanny X-Men 134 – the beginning of the Dark Phoenix Saga – if he won.
Eleven lost her powers at the end of season 3Credit: Netflix
Fans are hoping Hopper Hopper survived the explosion in the season 3 finaleCredit: NETFLIX
The clue comes after show runners are apparently seeking out four men to join the series with “recurring roles.”
Specifically, they are looking for three teenagers and an adult, according to TV line.
Among the teens they are looking to cast “an entitled jock” and “a metalhead,” who will no doubt serve as rivals to the likes of Mike, Lucas and Dustin.
Meanwhile the description for the adult man says he “possesses characteristics that suggest he will figure prominently in a certain story line set far, far away from Hawkins.”
Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Netflix.