A major difference spotted between the previous installments of Stranger Things on Netflix and the new filming of season four. Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson in the sci-fi series, have spilled some spills over this matter. Initially, he gave away that as there was a prominent delay in the production schedules, the cast and crew began shooting for the upcoming installment even before the showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer had completed their writing pieces of all the episodes of the season.
However, this season is quite different than the others. The latest season, that is season 4, was special to the cast and crew as the Duffer Brothers managed to use their time effectively and in turn, finish their writing for season 4 entirely before the production of the episodes even began. The pandemic has been really harsh on the film industry but this seems to be a fairly good development on Stranger Things.
Gaten had explained that they would usually shoot the first five or six episodes that were written in entirety and then go on a break of about six weeks when the Duffer Brothers were given time to write the left-over script for the rest of the season. He termed this phase “the non-stop panic writing” phase!
But the delays that were brought by this pandemic left the Duffer Brothers with no excuse whatsoever to not get the script ready in time. Gaten further added that this development actually made a huge difference on the sets as the Duffer Brothers are now focusing more on directing rather than panic writing with the whole script ready beforehand.